Page 1929 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 14 May 2013

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The five tenderers are required to address the temporary replacement of lost parking as part of their tender. Short-term temporary car parking arrangements will be provided on block 13 section 72 in Dickson. This site will allow for about 140 car parking spaces and the successful tenderer will be required to construct the temporary car parking within the budget of their tender.

The Tradies club have agreed to provide, at no cost to the public, access to their basement car park as temporary car parking whilst block 21 is being redeveloped. The Tradies have also agreed to make their site at Downer available for construction worker parking during the construction period. This is a significant contribution from the Tradies club to the redevelopment of Dickson and certainly deserves to be acknowledged today. I thank them very much. There will be no net loss of car parking during the redevelopment of the Dickson group centre. This is a very important commitment from the government.

In closing, variation 311 and the redevelopment plans for the Dickson group centre will be a significant benefit to businesses and residents in north Canberra. It will bring new life to the group centre and provide long overdue competition for supermarkets in this area. I certainly join with the planning minister in commending this variation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Debate interrupted in accordance with standing order 74 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.

Sitting suspended from 11.28 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Planning—draft variation 306

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development and relates to draft variation 306 to the territory plan. Minister, industry groups warned that DV306 could lead to downturn in development in the territory. I understand that land for the new suburb of Denman Prospect was set for auction last week and that has now been postponed. Minister, what modelling has the government done to determine the effect of DV306 on the territory’s budget and what were the results of that modelling?

MR CORBELL: In relation to the issues Mr Hanson alludes to around the auction at Denman Prospect, I would refer him to my colleague Minister Barr, who is responsible for land release decisions.

In relation to the budget impact modelling, the government does not as a matter of course undertake budget impact modelling for any variations to the territory plan. Nor, to my knowledge, has any previous government. But the comment and observation I would make is that the government takes account of industry and other stakeholder feedback in determining the practicality and implementation issues arising from variations to the territory plan.

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