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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 November 2021) . . Page.. 3198 ..

Residents have exhausted all options available through contact with Housing ACT, Local Members, Ministers and Police. This has caused unnecessary stress and anxiety for the residents of X XX and is impacting the health and well-being of families, including children and the elderly. The residents of X XX are not compatible with community living and their continued anti-social behaviors place us all in an untenable situation.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: Immediately remove the tenants from our community.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Ministerial response

The following response to a petition has been lodged:

Planning—Gungahlin town centre—petition 16-21

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 9 November 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Braddock on 3 August 2021 concerning planning in the Gungahlin town centre.

The response read as follows—

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 3 August 2021 providing petition No. 16-21 lodged by Mr Andrew Braddock MLA about planning, land release and development in Gungahlin town centre (the petition).

I am pleased that the continued planning and future development of the Gungahlin town centre has been of particular interest and focus of the Legislative Assembly over this year through debate, two resolutions and now this petition.

In addition, I note that Draft Variation to Territory Plan No. 364 (Gungahlin town centre) (DV364), which proposes changes to planning controls in part of the town centre, is currently subject to an inquiry by the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services (the Committee). On 30 September 2021, the Standing Committee released its report into the draft variation, which includes 8 recommendations that the Government will consider.

Noting that the Government has four months to formally respond to the report (by 30 January 2022), I take this opportunity to provide a response to the specific matters raised by the petition.

Land sales/auctions in Gungahlin and the town centre

I am advised that the SLA met with Gungahlin Community Council executive on 4 May 2021 in response to their request to halt all land sales in the Gungahlin

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