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(Question No 1830)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 12 February 2008:

(1) Is there a precinct Master Plan for the Jamison development; if so, what processes were used in its development; if not; is there an intention to develop one;

(2) What will happen to the Greengold site;

(3) What is happening to the (a) swimming pool and (b) hotel site;

(4) What is being planned for development on the existing car parks and treed areas;

(5) What public amenities that will remain in Jamison, including Jamison Plaza, at the conclusion of this process;

(6) Do the amenities referred to in part (5) include sheltered public areas for mothers and children, the elderly, and the disabled; if not, why not.

(7) What car park facilities will remain for shoppers at the conclusion of this process;

(8) Is provision being made to continue the Sunday Trash and Treasure Market once development is complete;

(9) Is it the intention to downgrade the status of Jamison from a group centre;

(10) How have environmental and social concerns such as the reduction of the need for car miles and local amenity been taken into account in decisions made in relation to Jamison’s further development.

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

(1) A master plan for Jamison was adopted as a guideline under the Territory Plan in 2002. The process used in its development involved consultation with residents, businesses and community groups to raise issues and enable a vision for Jamison to be prepared;

(2) A Development Application for the Greengold site was recently approved to demolish the existing garden centre and construct mixed-use development with commercial and residential uses;

(3) (a) A planning study was recently prepared for the Big Splash swimming pool site to support a draft variation to change the land use policy from Restricted Access Recreation (PRZ2) to Commercial B2C Group Centres precinct ‘b’ (CZ2 Business Zone); and (b) Redevelopment options for the hotel site have been discussed over recent years, but there is no current Development Application;

(4) There is no development proposed on existing car parks and treed areas

(5) The existing public amenities, including internal toilets, playground and park, will remain;

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