Page 1908 - Week 07 - Thursday, 13 August 2020

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engagement with the space. The nearest facility is at the Southlands Shopping Centre approximately 2km away. There is a decommissioned toilet facility at the car park opposite the Farrer Scout Hall.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly allocate resources to continue to develop community facilities in Farrer by opening and maintaining a public toilet with associated security infrastructure at the Farrer Nature Play and Bike Track.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petitions, having more than 500 signatories, were referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services.

Planning—Chisholm development—petition 12-20

By Ms J Burch, from 808 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

We the undersigned declare our objections to the development of a McDonald at Block: 44 Section: 539 Suburb: CHISHOLM. Development Application Number: 201935300

1. The petition of July 2019 objections remain supported by the community;

2. the reconsideration documents do not fully address the concerns of the community;

3. the revised plans continue to present public safety and amenity concerns as follows:

- continue to pose a safety risk to pedestrians and traffic

- apparent loss of car parking in an already busy car park

- the issue of heavy vehicle access remains a safety risk

- the increased traffic into the car park with the funnelling effect to drive traffic to a narrow focused area; and

4. there has been no consultation with community or business on the original or the subsequent changes for reconsideration.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:

1. oversee thorough and inclusive community engagement on any proposed redevelopment, at Chisholm Village, of the existing tavern and sale of public toilets site;

2. community engagement to consider the impact of health and wellbeing of the community, existing small businesses, cafes/food outlets, and parking and traffic management; and

3. engage with the local community and businesses on the extent of the changes presented in the. reconsideration of the development.

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