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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (30 June) . . Page.. 1922 ..



� the controls relating to development over Bunda Street have been amended to specify a maximum building width of 48 metres and a requirement for at least 80% of the width of both facades to Bunda Street to be visually connected to street level through the generous provision of openings, glazed walling, verandahs, terraces and/or balconies. In addition, controls have been included to preserve sightlines from Bunda Street and ensure that natural light to the Bunda Street / Ainslie Avenue intersection is maintained by the provision of a significant skylight to the bridging building.

� the controls relating to access have been amended. Ainslie Avenue between Ballumbir Street and Bunda Street shall remain permanently opened to the public for pedestrian access at ground floor level. The Territory shall retain the right through relevant provisions in any lease for the land to utilise this section of Ainslie Avenue as a public transport corridor.

In addition the Development conditions have been amended to address specific concerns raised during the consultation process. In particular, the following amendments have been made:

For the guidelines relating to Active Retail Frontages at 2.2

� References to development of retail areas outside the current alignment of City Walk and Petrie Plaza have been deleted.

� As part of the redevelopment of the facades facing Petrie Plaza and City Walk, provision shall be made for public toilets which are directly accessible from public spaces.

For the guidelines relating to Pedestrian Amenity and Access at 2.3

� A requirement has been included for the design of any bridging building to be physically and visually open and allow for adequate natural light to the intersection through a generous skylight.

� The fit out of the building is required to preserve outlooks to and from Bunda Street and provide for views to the transparent roof.

The Standing Committee on Urban Services considered the Revised draft Variation and, in Report Number 26 of June 1999, endorsed the Revised draft Variation proposal.

I now table Variation No.1 11 to the Territory Plan for the Canberra Centre Consolidation.

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