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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1642 ..


(c) Draft Variation 364 (DV 364), Gungahlin Town Centre Precinct Code, is currently the subject of an inquiry by the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Planning, Transport, and City Services;

(d) the resolution relating to development of the Gungahlin Town Centre passed by the Assembly on 10 February 2021 (the resolution) calling on the ACT Government to “support the further development of the Gungahlin region and town centre, ensuring that there are additional employment opportunities in Gungahlin by … ensuring current sales of development sites incorporate the requirements to support best practice mixed-use developments”; and

(e) the importance of increasing the level of affordable rental and public housing stock in close consultation with the community so as to maintain community support and deliver good social outcomes; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) report to the Assembly by the next sitting day, how the sale of the aforementioned blocks meets the conditions specified in the resolution, in particular “ensuring current sales incorporate the requirements to support best practice mixed-use developments”;

(b) acknowledge the level of community concern about Gungahlin Town Centre planning;

(c) address the community’s concerns by developing through effective consultation with the community, and incorporating into the Territory Plan, a plan for the Gungahlin Town Centre that incorporates the following elements:

(i) no reduction in commercial office space, the area of the linear park, or Community Facilities Zoned land;

(ii) any variation to the use of blocks 3 and 5 section 231 must be done via a disallowable instrument; and

(iii) within current height limits;

(d) not proceed with any other sales of land in the Gungahlin Town Centre for the purpose of mixed-use development until these variations are incorporated into the Territory Plan;

(e) report to the Assembly every three months updates on Gungahlin Town Centre planning;

(f) direct the Suburban Land Agency to develop land in the Gungahlin Town Centre in a way that generates higher quality outcomes for the community by:

(i) consulting widely with the Gungahlin community before future mixed-use or commercial blocks are sold, and ensuring that outcomes from that consultation are reflected in an appropriate sales process;

(ii) consider bringing land to the market in larger blocks that encourage place making development; and

(iii) increase the size of commercial premises allowed in the lease restrictions for mixed-use developments;


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