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(1) When will consultation begin with (a) residents on and near Mornington Street and (b) the Amaroo School in regards to the establishment of a fuel station adjacent/opposite their homes and school precinct on Block 1 Section 106;

(2) Other than the proposed fuel station what else is planned for the currently vacant block on the corner of Horsepark Drive and Mornington Street.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Recently, a Development Application (DA) for the proposed fuel station and shop, which will form the first stage of the planned group centre, was lodged and advertised for public comment. Consultation on the development application was undertaken through the notification process. As required under the Land Act, the DA was advertised for public comment and no public submissions were received as a result of the advertisement.

The use of the site for a service station is consistent with the approved land use policy for the site.

The land surrounded by Mornington Street and Horse Park Drive in Amaroo was identified as a planned group centre in the North Gungahlin Structure Plan and associated Variation to the Territory Plan Number 130 for North Gungahlin. Extensive consultation was conducted on this Variation consistent with the statutory requirements for the administration of Variations under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. The Variation commenced in February 2004.

(2) The current vacant block, other than block I, section 106, relates to the future Amaroo Group Centre. The land is ‘defined land’ on the Territory Plan.

It is envisaged that the remaining part of the block will be developed as a group centre once the suburbs to the north – Forde and Bonner – have been substantially developed. The actual makeup and layout of the future centre will not be determined until closer to this time. In the meantime, it is anticipated that the proposed service station will provide a local convenience retailing function, as well as providing an additional outlet for fuel in Gungahlin.

Health—emergency electroconvulsive therapy
(Question No 644)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 21 September 2005:

(1) If an application for an emergency electroconvulsive therapy order is made to the Mental Health Tribunal after 5 pm on a Friday afternoon and the Tribunal plans to hear the application over the weekend how will the (a) registrar notify the Public Advocate and (b) Public Advocate prepare for and participate in the hearing;

(2) Is the Public Advocate required to be available outside normal business hours to participate in Tribunal processes;

(3) What resources have been provided to the Office of the Public Advocate to operate outside normal business hours.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

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