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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 4 Hansard (25 June) . . Page.. 1156 ..




Kippax Pool and Big Splash Water Park

On 3 June 1998, Ms Tucker asked the following questions of the Minister for Urban Services

18 MS TUCKER: To ask the Minister for Urban Services - In relation to Kippax Pool and Fitness Centre and Big Splash WaterPark

Was a formal request for a change in lease for a change in lease purpose clause made by either (a) the present owners or operators or (b) by former owners or operators.

(i) if so, what are the details including dates and outcomes.

(ii) if not, or in addition to any such formal request have there been discussion between the lessees and any authority or unit of the ACT Government about the possibility of and/or advantages and disadvantages of any such change.

The answer to the Member's question is:

A. In relation to Kippax Pool, requests to change the lease purpose clause of the Crown lease have been made on several occasions.

(i) The details are as follows:

In September 1979 the lessee obtained approval to increase the permitted gross floor area under the lease from 3,000m2 maximum to 3,323 m2. However, the lessee did not accept the resulting increase in rent and the proposal did not proceed.

In April 1980 the lessee applied to vary the purpose clause of the lease to include personal services (hairdresser). This proposal was found to be inconsistent with the planning principles at the time and it was refused on 3 June 1980.

On 5 November 1981 the lessee applied to vary the lease purpose clause to allow for the operation of a licensed bar from the premises.

On 8 December 1981 the applicant was advised that the variation would be supported but not to the detriment of the child minding centre at the complex. A sketch plan showing the proposed location of the bar was requested and, if acceptable, a variation could proceed. The matter was not pursued any further by the lessee.

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