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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 9 June 2016) . . Page.. 1881 ..

Thursday, 9 June 2016

(Quorum formed.)

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Doszpot, from 591 residents:

Red Hill public housing—petition No 3-16

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

The density of housing for the Red Hill Public Housing site enabled by Variation 334 is unacceptable in a local centre, and the revised proposed height limits are unacceptable.

Your petitioners therefore call on the Assembly to request the Government to:

Change the zoning to medium density (i.e. RZ3) and apply best practice principles in accordance with leading green building guidelines, and the standard provisions of relevant building codes.

Limit the height to two storeys on all boundaries and three storeys at the centre of the site.

Limit the number of dwellings on the site to 250.

Reduce office space and substitute for example Retail, Medical, Cafe, or Restaurant

Your petitioners also call on the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment, Territory and Municipal Services to conduct an inquiry into Variation 334.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received. Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo), by leave : The petition I have presented today comes from 591 concerned Red Hill and fellow ACT residents who are calling on the government to reconsider their approach to the redevelopment of the Red Hill public housing estate and to take time to listen to the community. I would like to acknowledge the Red Hill residents who have joined us here this morning in the Assembly.

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