Page 372 - Week 01 - Thursday, 11 February 2016

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• Block 8 Section 76 is the Giralang Community Hall and is currently tenanted by the Giralang Community Centre Association Inc.

The DA for Giralang Shops was approved by the then Minister for Planning, Simon Corbell MLA, on 17 August 2011. The approval of the Giralang Shops DA was appealed up to the High Court which remitted the matter back to the ACT Court of Appeal who re-heard the matter on 30 July 2015. A decision has yet to be reached by the Court of Appeal.

Unfortunately due to the lengthy court and appeal process against the decision of the Minister to approve the DA development at this site has been delayed.

In relation to parking around Giralang School, Roads ACT is reviewing the on road parking and traffic arrangements around the school in consultation with the school community. The Education and Training Directorate is aware of this issue and a report with draft recommendations will be presented to the school for comment shortly. At this stage, there are no plans to provide additional off street parking as part of this review.

Oaks Estate—amenities

Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Wednesday, 28 October 2015): For the comfort of drivers, where possible, ACTION schedules services to end where a toilet facility is available.

Planning—variation 351

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Wednesday, 18 November 2015): Under the Planning and Development Act 2007 (the P&D Act), section 63 (Public consultation – notification), V351 was released for statutory consultation between 22 May and 6 July 2015. The consultation notice was made available in the Canberra Times and on the ACT legislation register website calling for public submissions. In addition, a joint public information session with the National Capital Authority on the draft amendment 85 of the National Capital Plan was held at Kippax Fair Shopping Centre on 4 June 2015. Hence I can confirm that the general public in the ACT was extensively consulted on V351 for a period of six weeks between 22 May and 6 July 2015.

Prior to the statutory public consultation, government agencies were also widely consulted on V351. These included mandatory agencies under section 61 of the P&D Act. These mandatory agencies were the National Capital Authority, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, the Environment Protection Authority, the Heritage Council and the land custodians, the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate and Arts ACT.

Besides the extensive statutory consultation undertaken by the planning and land authority, during the pre-statutory planning phase for V351, the Riverview Group as the proponent on behalf of the Land Development Agency did extensive community and stakeholder engagement. For instance, in the period of June 2010 and July 2013 alone, 164 meetings were held with a range of stakeholders, an average of 4.5 meetings per month.

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