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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2529 ..

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

(1) The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) is currently progressing the Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Refresh which aims to appropriately manage the town centre’s growth through a period of rapid expansion. Draft Variation 364 to Gungahlin Town Centre implements the refresh and is currently with the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

(2) All new developments are required to meet the provisions of the Parking and Vehicle Access General Code (PaVAGC). The PaVAGC specifies the amount of car parking spaces a development will need to provide. In addition, the Gungahlin Precinct Code requires four sites (block 4 section 226, block 1 section 228, block 3 section 229 and block 1 section 232) in Gungahlin which are currently surface car parks to either remain surface car parks or be replaced when they are developed. This replacement parking will be in addition to the new parking demands of the development.

(3) The PaVAGC specifies the number of car parks a development must have based on the type of development, zone and location. This PaVAGC ensures that there is adequate supply of car parks based on the use of development within an area. Furthermore, where there is strong demand in an area for parking this is usually the catalyst for a standalone private car park development or a developer to provide more than the minimum required car parks within their new development.

During assessment of development applications by EPSDD, consideration is given to the impact on existing public parking, such as on-street parking. The ACT Government continues to encourage other modes of transport where possible, including walking, cycling and catching public transport, which help to alleviate parking demand.

Crime—graffiti(Question No 358)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) How many complaints have been made about unapproved graffiti in Yerrabi suburbs this year, and (b) have any hot spots been identified.

(2) What efforts has the government made to attempt to limit this illegal activity.

(3) What is the average time for removal of the defacement of both public and private property in the ACT.

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

(1) (a) No complaints of unapproved graffiti in Yerrabi suburbs have been received this year.

(b) No.

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