Page 3965 - Week 11 - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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when you see a building that stores these materials a placard out the front which describes what is in there. Also, the hazardous program that they must have with each set of materials is reported on a register within the building as well. So when ACT Fire & Rescue attend they know exactly what is in the building.

Planning—Federal Golf Club

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the minister for planning and relates to proposals for residential development at the Federal Golf Club and a nearby site in Deakin adjacent to the Telstra exchange. Minister, given the closeness of the sites, the joint traffic impacts they will have on surrounding roads, the impacts they could both have on Red Hill nature reserve, and the fact that both sites have had previous unsuccessful attempts at rezoning, will the government do an integrated plan that encompasses both sites?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Le Couteur for her question. It is very important, of course, that we take into account all of the implications of development in those particular zones. So we need to take into account traffic management and impacts on the environment, and take the community into account during those programs, too. Each time a proponent comes forward with one of these proposals, all those matters are considered. Indeed my understanding is that the proponent for the golf club is doing that pre-DA work at the moment and involving the community in those conversations.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, what will you do to ensure that the joint impacts are considered, not just separate impacts?

MR GENTLEMAN: The important thing here is that our Planning Directorate works with the engineers within the traffic section to ensure that the traffic engineers have input into the planning system, to make sure that the impact on our roads across the ACT and the impact on traffic in the ACT is regulated along with any approvals in Planning.

Planning—Canberra Greyhound Racing Club application

MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Minister, in April, the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club submitted an application to the independent Planning and Land Authority for an extension of the club’s lease over their site in Narrabundah. Minister, was this application all in order in terms of the requirements for making such applications?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Parton for his question. I have not seen the application. As Mr Parton said, it has gone to the independent authority; so I am unaware of the content of it and whether it would be applicable in that sense.

MR PARTON: Minister, why has this application been with the independent authority for five months without a result for the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club?

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