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Thursday, 21 February 1980
Page: 306

Mr Innes asked the Minister for the Capital Territory, upon notice, on 22 November 1979:

(   1 ) What areas of Canberra, specifically, are currently zoned by the National Capital Development Commission or his Department for redevelopment from their existing land usage.

(2)   For each area, what is the existing zoning and the proposed zoning.

Mr Ellicott - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

I am informed by the National Capital Development Commission as follows:

(   1 ) and (2) Land in the Australian Capital Territory is not zoned in the sense that land is zoned in Australian States. Generally, land uses for various areas are defined in policy plans prepared by the National Capital Development Commission; the land use of each individual block is controlled by the purpose clause in the lease.

Two areas have been designated for redevelopment in Canberra. These are:

(a)   Section 24, Turner. In this section blocks 5-13 inclusive were originally designated 'residential purposes only'. Under Commission policy the existing houses on these blocks may be used for professional suites or for office purposes, subject to the variation of the lease by the Supreme Court of the ACT; and

(b)   That part of land in Kingston and Griffith which is bounded by Canberra Avenue, Telopea Park, Wentworth Avenue and Burke Crescent designated for residential purposes. Blocks in this area may be redeveloped to allow for the construction of residential flats and medium density dwellings provided that any such redevelopment schemes are in accordance with the guidelines of the Commission and a new lease is issued to permit the redevelopment.

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