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(2) The playground will not be fenced.
(3) There are no plans to install additional play equipment at the playground.
(4) Additional equipment will not be installed.
Questions without notice taken on notice
Mr Corbell (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Thursday, 8 August 2013): In response to the question taken on notice from Mrs Jones on 9 May 2013 you may recall that at that time I indicated that these properties were the subject of controlled activity orders issued by the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) under the Planning and Development Act 2007. Additionally, the lessee’s representatives were in the process of seeking a review of ESDD’ s decisions in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT).
The Government is committed to acting in the best interests of the local Amaroo community when seeking an appropriate resolution to this long standing issue. Since the making of formal orders in July 2012 my Directorate has been in contact with a number of concerned residents with formally registered complaints, in an effort to address their ongoing concerns and keep them informed of progress in this matter within privacy constraints.
Since 15 May this year I can advise you that the matters in the ACAT have been brought to a successful conclusion that will result in the commencement of development across all eight Amaroo sites in the immediate future and includes two further sites in Gungahlin.
I am pleased to say that the lessee is proactively working with ESDD to complete a range of preliminary tasks necessary to prepare and progress the activities on each site and this includes weekly status updates on these matters to ESDD. It is anticipated that all properties will be completed by mid February 2014 and become available for their intended use.
Mr Corbell (in reply to a question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 8 August 2013): The ACT Road Safety Report Card was intended to provide an overview of the more significant ACT Road Safety Strategy action items that were either completed or substantially progressed in 2012 as well as performance data and road safety issues relating to vulnerable road users and young and novice drivers. The relevance of 2012 is that it was the first complete calendar year under the current ACT Road Safety Strategy.