ACT Legislative Assembly

Paper petition

Subject:Amendment to the Red Hill Integrated Plan
Eligibility:ACT residents
Sponsoring Member:Mrs Giulia Jones MLA
Num of Signatures:201
Referred to Minister04/08/2021
Responded To:Yes

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

• ACT residents have been fighting housing development proposals on the Federal Golf Course and loss of adjacent green space for over 30 years.

• This fight led to a petition signed by over 3 100 concerned residents in 2017, calling on the ACT Government to develop an Integrated Plan that genuinely protects existing green space in Hughes, Garran and Deakin; and protects the Federal Golf course lease area.

• In response, a Legislative Assembly Resolution required that the Plan limit development to proposals that have a reasonable likelihood of majority community support.

• The Red Hill Integrated Plan released in 2021 fails to deliver on the petition or Resolution by including a retirement village on the Federal Golf course, despite the EPSDD’s Engagement Report finding the retirement village failed to receive the required majority community support.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to amend the Red Hill Integrated Plan to remove the retirement village on the Federal Golf course and access road off Kitchener Street.

We also request the Assembly reject amendments to the Territory Plan that would enable housing development on the site of the Federal Golf Course.