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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1643 ..


(g) designate a single point of contact within ACT Government with responsibility for whole-of-government outcomes for Gungahlin; and

(h) develop and publish a strategy to actively encourage employment in the Gungahlin Town Centre by 31 December 2021.

MR BRADDOCK (Yerrabi) (4.51), by leave: I move the following amendment:

Omit all words after “That” and substitute:

“this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) community concern about Gungahlin Town Centre planning and the Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Refresh Community Engagement Report;

(b) Draft Variation 364 (DV364) Gungahlin Town Centre Precinct Code is currently the subject of an inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Planning, Transport, and City Services Standing Committee;

(c) 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”;

(d) the ACT Government is the largest single employer in Gungahlin, with over 1 000 staff employed there across a range of directorates and agencies;

(e) the Australian Public Service has a significant presence in, and anchors all other Town Centres, but has not acted to locate any significant Federal agencies in the Gungahlin Town Centre, despite thousands of Commonwealth public servants residing in Gungahlin;

(f) the Parliamentary and Governing Agreement aims to deliver a total of 400 additional public housing dwellings, and 600 additional affordable rental housing dwellings by 2025, noting the significant challenges in land availability, industry and sector capacity; and

(g) 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) consult Gungahlin residents about the future of their town centre and district, to ensure community facility and commercial zoned land is appropriately delivered;

(b) confirm there will be no reduction in the area of the linear park, community facility land or commercially zoned land in the Gungahlin Town Centre;


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