Further making us wonder what the point of the development approval system is Simon Corbell has announced another call in. (Which is a nice way to say he’s over riding the process).
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, has today announced that he has called in and approved a $15 million office development for Thynne Street in Bruce in response to requests from adjacent residents and the development proponent.
“I have decided to approve the development of a four-storey office building in Thynne Street, Bruce as it will ensure the presence of over 300 employees in the Bruce precinct, based at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW),” Mr Corbell said.
“I have received representations on behalf of a large number of local residents in the precinct who have indicated their strong support for the project and for the maintenance of a healthy level of commercial office activity in this important mixed use neighbourhood.
“I have accepted the residents’ arguments that this development would result in a good balance of commercial and residential use in the area, and will help achieve an object of the Territory Plan by maintaining substantial employment in this precinct, as well as addressing parking and traffic concerns.