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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 April 2021) . . Page.. 799 ..

(4) upgrade the western children’s playground with the provision of a toilet and hand washing facilities;

(5) upgrade the many areas around the Pond that are currently overgrown with weeds, bushes etc.

Provision of the above improvements would allow many more older users to Walk around the Pond because of a western toilet.

Planning—Chisholm—petition 10-21

By Ms Burch, from 1,043 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

the Chisholm Village Shopping Centre is privately owned by Ganellen;

Ganellen plans to build a drive-through major fast food chain outlet (McDonalds noted in plans), at the site of the existing Chisholm Family Tavern and public toilets;

the two previous petitions submitted to the Assembly in July 2019 and August 2020 opposing this development;

Ganellen has had two DAs refused and only recently through an appeal to ACAT received a conditional approval—conditional on the sale of the public toilets. And Government decision not to sell public toilets;

media articles indicate Ganellen will seek to have this decision overturned and have issued notice for the eviction of the Tavern operators;

community interest in future development for Chisholm shops, and its opposition to this proposal that does not add value to the existing businesses or amenity of the area, rather the community consider it to be detrimental to local businesses and social good;

community disappointment that rather than allow a viable existing or new tenant to continue to operate while alternatives are sought, that Ganellen would allow the space to become unused and potentially fall into a state of disrepair.·

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the government to recognise and understand continued community concerns surrounding the proposed development at Chisholm Village by Ganellen.

Planning—Chisholm—petition 11-21

By Ms Burch, from 321 residents:

1. The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the ACT Assembly:

That the Chisholm Village Shopping centre is privately owned and leased by Ganellen.

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