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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2010) . . Page.. 2089 ..

23 representations were received from approximately 75 notices issued. Ten want to retain the status quo (including the bowling club); 11 agreed with all the proposed changes and two agreed with the changes to three hour parking only.

On the basis that there is only a marginal consensus for/against change, Roads ACT will not implement these proposals. Roads ACT will, however, separately consult with the bowling club and the residents at No. 11 and take further action if required. Parking Operations will also be requested to more regularly patrol the area to address the issue of “parking on the verge”.

Relocation of Hawdon Street, Dickson, Municipal Depot—petition No 108

The response read as follows:

The ACT Government notes the petition submitted by the petitioners, tabled by Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA on 24 March 2010 and makes the following comments:

The Hawdon Street Depot is leased by Parks, Conservation and Lands (PCL) in the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to provide horticultural and cleaning services to the Inner North region of Canberra, including the suburb of Dickson.

The depot has been used for these operations since the early 1960’s and there are ten similar depots located throughout Canberra.

The depot is located on land allocated for this purpose under the Territory Plan.

The current depot location enables the contractor for horticultural and cleaning services to effectively carry out these operations in North Canberra in a timely and cost efficient manner.

For PCL to continue to provide its services to the inner north it requires a depot in the vicinity of its current location from which to base its operations.

A wetland is proposed to be constructed on the Hawdon Neighbourhood Oval for which a Development Application has been submitted.

The community consultation meetings held in December 2009 and February 2010 indicated that the Dickson community is very supportive of the wetland development.

The issue of relocating the depot adjacent to the proposed wetland was raised by the community at the community consultation session in December 2009. The Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water (DECCEW) committed to discuss the issue with TAMS and a note was made on the preliminary plans regarding possible relocation.

The Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water (DECCEW) has advised that the funding allocated to the Dickson Wetland Project is for the design and construction of the wetland within the existing site only.

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