[First filed: Jul 22, 2010 @ 9:59]
What else can we dump onto the NSW Border?
That’s the question Andrew Barr is asking under the heading “planning for employment growth”.
What it’s really about is a discussion paper titled: Eastern Broadacre planning project – Potential employment corridor.
The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) is starting long-term planning for the eastern side of the ACT, known as Eastern Broadacre. Community input is sought on ideas for this area, particularly its role as a future employment corridor.
Eastern Broadacre extends from Majura to Hume and includes Symonston and the Jerrabomberra Valley. It is identified in The Canberra Spatial Plan (2004) as a future potential employment corridor, providing for the growth of industrial, broadacre commercial, tourism, recreation and transport related activities.
Comments close 17 September 2010.
UPDATE: In response to this the Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is trying to terrify his Tuggeranonites with the spectre of previous planning decisions:
“I don’t have to remind the residents of Brindabella, and more broadly in the ACT, of ACT Labor’s shocking record on consultation with previous planning proposals, such as the gas fired power station and data centre projects, the enlargement of Karralika, the dragway and the prison.
“The simple fact is, after nine years of ACT Labor, they can not be trusted on developing and delivering projects that meet the needs of the Canberra community. If the power station fiasco taught us anything, it is to be aware of the potential planning changes and to examine carefully what the government has planned.
“In particular, the residents of Macarthur, Fadden and Gilmore (who are most directly affected) should ensure that they are aware of the plan, or potentially attend a briefing centre and comment as they feel appropriate.
“Brindabella’s business and equestrian communities should also look carefully at the discussion paper to see what effects proposed developments will have on them,” Mr Smyth concluded.