Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4149 ..
City Services have commissioned a feasibility study and preliminary sketch plan for the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra Drives.
(2) Has the feasibility study and preliminary sketch plan commenced; if so, (a) when did it commence and (b) what is the progress of the study and sketch plan to date; if not, (a) what is the reason for the delay, (b) what is the current progress of organising commencement of the study and sketch plan and (c) what is the anticipated commencement date.
(3) When will the feasibility study and preliminary sketch plan be completed and outcomes announced.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) No, the decision to commission a Feasibility Study and Preliminary Sketch Plan was not announced.
(2) a - c) TCCS have commenced investigations into the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive in 2017 and TCCS are considering the findings.
(3) No announcement dates have been planned at this stage.
Planning—bushfire prone area
(Question No 501)
Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:
(1) What planning and development restrictions are placed on blocks which fall (a) wholly within and (b) partially within the Bushfire Prone Area.
(2) Does a block which partially falls within the Bushfire Prone Area have the same restrictions as a block wholly in the Bushfire Prone Area.
(3) What is allowed to be developed on blocks which fall (a) wholly within and (b) partially within the Bushfire Prone Area.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) (a) and (b)
Bushfire-prone areas are defined in legislation under the Building (General) Regulation 2008. The provisions of Australian Standard AS3959 and the Building Code of Australia apply to the construction of buildings wholly or partially within bushfire prone areas.
Development applications lodged for land partially or wholly within bushfire prone areas are referred to the Emergency Services Agency and the ACT Rural Fire Service for advice. Advice received through such a referral may impose site-specific conditions or restrictions to be met, in addition to the requirements of the relevant Australian Standard (AS3959) and the Building Code of Australia, for example an ongoing requirement for reducing fuel loads through regular mowing.