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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1207 ..

(2) It is anticipated the first training session will be delivered by June 2021.

(3) The ACT Government plans to host a workshop to examine need and options in relation to specialist disability legal and forensic services in the ACT after the release of the Disability Royal Commission report on Public Inquiry 11: The experiences of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. The ACT Government has not yet been advised of the report release date.

Planning—Ginninderry shops(Question No 166)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 1 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development):

(1) What is the proposed square metre area of the future Ginninderry shops.

(2) If there is no fixed proposal, what size options are the ACT Government considering.

(3) Are any sites within these shops being designed with the intent to attract specific kinds of businesses like supermarkets or large retail outlets; if so, how many sites are being designed with this sort of intent and how many of them are being designed specifically to attract larger businesses like Woolworths and Kmart.

(4) Has the ACT Government already been in contact with specific businesses to attract them into opening stores within the Ginninderry shops site.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. Work conducted by the Ginninderry Joint Venture suggests that a supermarket of 3,500sqm would be viable by 2025, with a potential smaller supermarket of 1,500sqm viable by 2035. Initially an 8,000sqm shopping centre would be viable by 2025 with scope to increase this to 12,000sqm by 2035.

This aligns with Rule 55 in the West Belconnen Concept Plan “R55: No development application for a full-line supermarket (minimum 3000m² gross floor area) will be approved within eight years from the commencement of Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 351.”

The intent was to ensure that the population within the Ginninderry development had grown sufficiently to support a shopping centre without the need for the new centre to unduly compete with existing centres such as Kippax. As Variation 351 commenced on 22 July 2016, the eight-year limitation period will expire on 22 July 2024.

2. No detailed design has been completed as yet. Refer to Answer 1 above.

3. No detailed design has been completed as yet. Refer to Answer 1 above.

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