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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1523 ..


City Services currently has no plans to prioritise the installation of additional infrastructure to the Gungahlin Ponds parkland. The facilities currently provided by the ACT Government in the parkland include several seats, an electric BBQ with a picnic setting, a playground with a shade sail and a basketball court. Street lighting along the cycle path is provided.


Roads—noise complaints(Question No 149)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Business and Better Regulation, upon notice, on 1 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) In relation to road noise from Horse Park Drive which is affecting quality of life in Amaroo, can the Minister arrange for the Environment Protection Authority to visit houses with these complaints to take a noise reading.

(2) Can the noise barrier be extended so it covers all areas affected.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Roads ACT, within the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate is responsible for managing, monitoring and responding to road related noise enquiries. As specific addresses of concern have not been identified, I would appreciate if you can please provide details of the affected houses to y office so that noise surveying can be undertaken.

(2) Should the noise levels identified through the survey exceed the current noise thresholds, then mitigation options will be identified and considered.


Municipal services—community gardens(Question No 150)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) In relation to the process involved in starting community gardens in Gungahlin, can the Minister please advise when the Transport Canberra and City Services Public Land Use team considers granting a license for private use of public open space and what consultation occurs with the local community.

(2) If there is consultation, how and when does it occur.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) TCCS considers approval for the use of public unleased land on a case-by-case basis, either under the Public Unleased land Act 2013 (for short term permits) or the Planning and Development Act 2007 (for a longer term licence). Factors such as type of use, duration of use, availability/suitability of land and impact on the surrounding area (public spaces, neighbouring residents and businesses) guide consideration of proposals.


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