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Land (Planning and Environment) Act

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL: (Molonglo—Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to subsection 229B (7)—Statement regarding exercise of call-in powers—Development application Nos 200405072 and 200405440—Block 3 Section 84 City, dated 22 June 2005.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: On 23 February 2005, I directed, under section 229A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, the land act, that the ACT Planning and Land Authority refer to me DA No 200405072 and DA No 200405440. As required under the land act, I advised the Planning and Land Authority of my decision to consider the application. This advice was notified on the legislation register.

On 11 May 2005, I approved both applications, using my powers under section 229B of the land act. The notifiable instrument and notice of decision dated 11 May 2005 referred to an incorrect application number. Notifiable instrument No NI 2005-198 has been amended by substituting “200405440” for “200405540”. The notice of decision has also been amended by substituting the application number “200405440” for “200405540” pursuant to section 248 of the land act and, as required by the legislation, the applicant has been notified of this.

The first development application sought approval for a variation to the holding lease, deed of agreement and development deed for block 3 section 84 City by replacing the 2001 section 84 master plan with the 2004 section 84 master plan, which increases the scale of the development by approximately 35,430 square metres. The second development application sought approval for the construction of a building with a maximum height of 11 storeys, comprising 22,200 square metres of office space, 10,370 square metres of shop space and 4,460 square metres of cinema space. It also proposed a six-storey building, with 17,909 square metres of shop and four levels of car parking above, a bridge to connect the two buildings, a bridge over Petrie Street to connect to the existing City Markets development on block 13 section 56 City and associated works.

In deciding the applications, I gave careful consideration to the provision of interim parking arrangements during the construction phase of the section 84 City development and the achievement of sustainability initiatives. I have imposed conditions of the approval that require the provision of an interim parking management plan and a strategy that demonstrates how a minimum of 350 car parking spaces will be maintained on section 84 City during the construction phase of the development and the provision of a report that seeks to increase the capacity for the development to capture and reuse roof water. This proposal is consistent with the requirements of the territory plan.

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