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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 31 July 2018) . . Page.. 2347 ..

inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and values young people for who they are.

Our government has a proud record for standing up for the rights of LGBTQI Canberrans and this petition demonstrates our community’s commitment to supporting children and young people through the Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiative.

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to this petition.

Proposed Kingston nursing home—petition 9-18

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 20 June 2018, in response to a petition lodged by Miss C Burch on 8 May 2018 concerning the development of an aged-care facility in Kingston.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 8 May 2018 regarding petition No 9-18 lodged by Miss Candice Burch MLA on behalf of 162 residents of the Australian Capital Territory, with the principal petitioner being Mr Stephen Mills.

I understand the petition brings to the attention of the ACT Legislative Assembly a request that the Assembly, the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, and the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate do not approve any development application for the proposed aged care facility at Block 5, Section 1 Kingston, until the representatives of St Basil’s:

- meet with local residents to discuss ways to improve the development application;

- conduct a site visit with representatives of Gosse Street residents; and

- agree to specific actions to address community grievances with the proposal.

The petitioners also requested that no approval be provided for this application until the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal’s inquiry into the ACT development application process has delivered its final report.

The notification period for the original application ran from 30 March 2017 until 21 April 2017, with the notification for the amended design running from 14 September 2017 until 6 October 2017.

Unfortunately this petition was received outside of the notification period.

The application for this development was lodged on 17 March 2017 and conditionally approved by the planning and land authority on 13 April 2018, following several amendments to the proposal.

A request for a review of this decision was lodged with the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) on 11 May 2018 by Mr Stephen Mills, and as a

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