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(3) No extension has been granted. The Crown lease commenced on 12 March 2014 and completion was required by 12 March 2017. Under current legislative provisions, completion can be extended for an additional four years at nil fee. From the fifth year and beyond, the lessee can continue to apply for an extension of time to complete, and the fee will be one times the applicable land rates per annum.

(4) As previously reported in response to Estimates question on notice No 593, the planning and land authority has been working since late 2016 with the owners of Block 6 Section 79 Giralang to progress a new development application for the site.

(5) A new development application has not been submitted to date. It is anticipated that a new development application will be submitted by the end of 2017, but it is a decision for the Crown Lessee. Pre-DA community consultation will depend on the extent of the proposed development.

The form of pre-DA community consultation is not currently prescribed. However, typical pre DA community consultation involves a combination of public presentations, internet or social media engagement and a letterbox-drop. It is understood that the Crown Lessee is in regular contact with community representatives regarding the new proposal.

A new development application, once lodged, will also be the subject of statutory public notification under the Planning and Development 2007, which will involve letters to adjoining lessees, onsite notice(s), and making the development application available on the EPSDD website and on the DA Finder app.

Transport—active travel office
(Question No 749)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:

(1) What specific work or initiatives will the Active Travel Office be undertaking throughout the remainder of the 2017-18 financial year.

(2) When was the decision made to double the size of the Active Travel Office.

(3) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the number of full-time equivalent staff in the Active Travel office by ACT public service classification type.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Active Travel Office will be concentrating on the introduction of Bike Share as its primary focus for the remainder of 2017-18.

Additional initiatives will include:

the development and promotion of Canberra’s off-road bike network, providing direct, meaningful connections and addressing missing links in the network;

delivering the 2018 Canberra Walk & Ride Week in March 2018;

the installation of a bike barometer;

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