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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.

Petitions

Ministerial response

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


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