Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 12 May 2021) . . Page.. 1321 ..
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:
Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.
Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.
Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.
The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:
This is Ngunnawal country.
Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.
We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.
Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The following response to petitions has been lodged:
Planning—Giralang shops—petitions 1-21 and 4-21
By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 11 May 2021, in response to petitions lodged by Ms Orr on 9 February and 10 February 2021 concerning the redevelopment of Giralang shops, including attachments.
The response read as follows:
Dear Mr Duncan
Thank you for your letters of 9 and 10 February 2021 providing Petition No. 1-21 and 4-21, lodged by Ms Suzanne Orr MLA, regarding the re-development of Giralang Shops.
I also note that on 3 March 2021, the Planning, Transport, and City Services Standing Committee agreed to inquire into these petitions and intend to hold a public hearing on the 27 May 2021.
I can provide the following background to the development proposal and have also sought, and have provided, a response from the developer.
I approved the re-development proposal for the Giralang Shops on 24 July 2018 (DA201833501). used my ministerial call-in powers to approve the development to try to deliver an outcome for the community and see the shops re-developed in a timely manner. I have provided a copy of this approval for your information.
While I do not have any update on when construction of the development may commence, I can advise that there have been two further applications made to the