Page 2648 - Week 07 - Thursday, 2 August 2018

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Madam Speaker presented the following paper:

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 17(4)—Auditor-General’s Report No 9/2018—ACT Health’s management of allegations of misconduct and complaints about inappropriate workplace behaviour, dated 1 August 2018.

Call-in powers—block 6 section 79, Giralang

Paper and statement by minister

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (3.35): I present the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 161(2)—Statement by Minister—Call-in powers—Development application No 201833501—Block 6 Section 79 Giralang, dated 24 July 2018

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR GENTLEMAN: On 22 June 2018, in my capacity as Minister for Planning and Land Management, I directed, under section 158 of the Planning and Development Act 2007, the Planning and Land Authority to refer to me development application 201833501.

The development application sought approval for, among other things, construction of a mixed-use development, comprising two basement levels; ground floor commercial use consisting of a 1,000 square metre supermarket and other commercial tenancies; four levels of residential use containing 50 residential units; a variation of the crown lease to add a new use and increase the maximum gross floor area; and subdivision of the land. The development application also proposes a new car park on Menkar Close and a reconfigured car park and new drop-off arrangement within the adjacent Giralang Primary School car park.

On 24 July 2018, I approved the application with conditions, using my ministerial call-in powers under section 162 of the Planning and Development Act 2007.

In deciding the application, I gave careful consideration to the requirements of the Territory Plan and the advice of the ACT Heritage Council, the Environment Protection Authority, the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate, the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, utility service providers, and other entities and agencies, as required by the legislation and the Planning and Land Authority. I also gave consideration to the representations received by the Planning and Land authority during the public notification period for the development application that occurred between 27 April and 18 May 2018.

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