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Volume 17 No. 2
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
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toll on tank
A historical landmark at the Tuggeranong
Homestead was replaced last week and
will now be used to help water conser-
Manager Neil Gillespie is pictured with the
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Picture: Elesa Lee
Calls for master plan
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THE call for a Calwell master plan has
been renewed following the sale of a
block of land for an aged-care develop-
ment in the suburb.
The land on Were Street was sold to
Victorian-based Innovative Care, who
will provide high and low-level care,
respite and day care and independent
living units at the site.
A second site in Isabella Plains, on
the corner of Ellerston Avenue and
Drumston Street, was sold to Lend
The ACT Assembly rejected a
Liberals motion in October to delay the
sale of the Calwell land until a master
plan had been completed for the
Calwell Shopping Centre spokes-
man Nick Tsoulias said while the
centre welcomed the provision of more
aged-care accommodation in Tuggera-
nong it was time for the Government to
commit to a plan of the area.
"I think the Labor, Liberal and
Greens parties need to address that not
in five years, but as soon as possible,"
Mr Tsoulias said the Calwell shops
precinct was being developed at a
rapid rate and this was causing
problems for traders and residents.
"That's really why we're having a
lot of stress in the area with parking
and roads," he said.
Member for Brindabella Brendan
Smyth, who proposed the motion to
delay the sale of the site, said in
October the Government had sold out
the residents of Calwell. Upon hearing
of the sale he said "the Government
has been ignoring the community for
years and has missed an opportunity to
get this right".
ACT Community Services Minister
Joy Burch said the Government
decided to sell the land for an aged-
care development due to the ageing
population in the area.
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