Planning authority building blunder hiding something

damianheffernan 18 May 2008 4

As reported in the news ACTPLA accidentally approved three buildings on the Kingston foreshore to have five floors instead of four as dictated by the Territory plan. Interestingly a web search shows the ACT Government and the developers released a media release in December 2006 which clearly states “The blocks provide an opportunity to build up to four stories of office space with an option for residential on the top two levels.”

So in other words all the parties knew way in advance that there could only be four stories. So what happened? We won’t ever know because it’s all hidden deep in the files.

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4 Responses to Planning authority building blunder hiding something
caf caf 10:18 am 19 May 08

In the earlier RA story on this, someone mentioned that the additional floor was mezzanine level, and it wasn’t clear whether this counted in the four allowed or not.

VicePope VicePope 10:19 pm 18 May 08

Anyone for FOI? Anyone who knows what happened able to make a Public Interest Disclosure? In any contest between stuffups and conspiracies, I will always bet on the former – in anything involving the wonderful ACT public sector, it’s probably a certainty.

spoonbill spoonbill 8:55 pm 18 May 08

If it were the other way around and ACTPLA had made a mistake, it would be rectified.

futto futto 2:15 pm 18 May 08

I’m sure it was just an honest mistake but to be safe, I’d expect the AFP will be investigating all involved for corruption, right?

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