Page 1546 - Week 05 - Thursday, 11 April 2013

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In other areas we need to ensure that we get bus services provided into the new suburbs of Molonglo as early as we can. As the populations arrive, we want them to have options for access to public transport as soon as possible. Again, the provision of a park-and-ride service, perhaps at the edge of the Weston Creek area, is also an option there in the short term while the population numbers remain low. It may be that the population numbers are not yet viable to sustain a full ACTION service. It may be that we run peak-time services and look at various options like that. That is work that is still in development but it is something that I am very conscious of.

Planning—Kambah group centre

MR GENTLEMAN: My question is to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development. Minister, I note that there is a draft variation to the territory plan currently on public notification relating to the Kambah group centre. Could you provide the Assembly with some details on that variation?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Gentleman for his question and for his interest in the Kambah group centre. Yes, the government is proceeding—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members! Mr Seselja and Mrs Jones, order!

MR CORBELL: with a new draft variation to the territory plan, draft variation 317, that implements the zoning changes that arise out of the master plan for the Kambah group centre. I thank my Tuggeranong colleagues, in particular Mr Gentleman, but also my ministerial colleague Ms Burch, for their very strong interest in the planning process at the Kambah group centre.

The changes that are outlined in the draft variation are designed to address a number of zoning requirements that will be needed as a result of the master plan. These include recognising that the group centre currently has three separate commercial areas divided by roads and open space. The core area on the corner of Drakeford Drive and Marconi Crescent is currently zoned CZ1, commercial core. The service station to the north and the line of commercial blocks to the east are zoned C3, services zone, and the stormwater swale is currently zoned as PRZ1, urban open space.

The proposed zoning changes include the land adjoining the stormwater swale. It will be rezoned from urban open space to core zone commercial to allow for the reconfiguration of car parking and a road extension to Primmer Court. The blocks fronting Kett Street are to be changed from services zone to business zone to limit lower order commercial or industrial uses that may have an impact on future housing development.

These are important changes to strengthen the village feel and facilitate the other outcomes outlined in the master plan. These include providing better parking to the area immediately east of the group centre. They are also about facilitating more

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