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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 2843 ..




Residential Development - Lyons

Ms Reilly asked the Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning

(1) What is the current status of the housing development planned for part of the school oval in Lyons.

(2) Has the land been sold.

(3) Have plans for development been (a) submitted (b) approved.

(4) What is the timetable for community consultation.

Mr Humphries - The answer to Ms Reilly's question is as follows:

(1) As suggested by the Lyons Primary School Board and the Parents and Citizens Association, The Territory Plan has been varied to allow residential development of portion of the school grounds, now known as Block 4 Section 41 Lyons. The proposal was supported by the Department of Education and Training and the Lyons Community Association.

The site is scheduled in the draft Land Release Program for sale by auction in November 1996. The multi unit site is to be offered for development to a maximum of 22 dwelling units with a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom units. Details of the Lease and Development Conditions will be included in the public document to be produced for the auction.

(2) No.

(3) (a) No (b) No

(4) The site has been subjected to public consultation in accordance with the processes required to vary the Territory Plan. While it is not a requirement of the Development Conditions for consultation, potential lessees will be advised that, before a formal Design and Siting application is received for consideration by the Planning Authority, the Lessee should discuss the proposal with the Lyons Community Association as a matter of courtesy. This will give the Lessee the opportunity to indicate to the Association how their concerns (including safety, tree retention, parking, access etc.) have been addressed.

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