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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4460 ..

A shadow diagram prepared indicated that overshadowing of the adjacent block to the south would occur, however a minimum of 3 hours sunlight either in the morning or afternoon would be retained.

To improve the amenity for the neighbour to the south, a condition of approval was imposed requiring mouldings to help visual break up the extent of blank wall.

(c) Block 3 Section 30 (23 Ridley Street) Turner

The front, side and rear setbacks of the two storey element comply with the relevant performance measures. A shadow diagram prepared indicates the two storey element would generally overshadow the driveway of the adjoining block.

(d) Block 7 Section 29 (29 Froggat Street) Turner

In order to protect the amenity and privacy of the adjoining properties a condition of the approval required upper floor level ensuite, water closet and bath windows to be glazed with an obscure material. There are no windows or balconies from main living areas facing the side boundaries. Adequate spatial separation was provided from the upper floor bedroom windows to the rear boundary.

A shadow diagram indicated that the proposed development would not significantly impact upon the amenity of the adjoining properties.

Bushfires-reducing risk

(Question No 931/932)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Environment, upon notice:

In relation to the article in the Community Update Issue No 31, Thursday 18 September 2003 entitled "Reducing the ACT's bushfire risk":

(1) Please confirm the extent of clear felling in the buffer zone areas in the suburbs listed in paragraph two of the article;

(2) Please confirm plantations by name, including Oakey Hill, that adjoin private property boundaries presenting a particular threat including Blue Gums;

(3) Please also advise by plantation the estimated number of trees to be removed and the scheduled dates at which these will be removed;

(4) Please advise how many of "some trees also need to be removed outside the area to reduce fire risk"in each of the plantations;

(5) Please confirm how many "new trees will be planted to reflect original open woodland"in each plantation and how long will they take to:

(a) grow to maturity;

(b) be of benefit to the community;

(c) act as noise buffer zones;

(d) provide social ambience;

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