REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY —3 OCEANS TWIN TOWERS DEVELOPMENT —
1337. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Planning:
I refer to question without notice
1310, asked yesterday about the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. With
respect, the minister has not appropriately answered either question (1) or
question (1) asked yesterday, I am aware that the MRA has discretionary powers,
but I asked: is there any limit to those discretionary powers?
question (2) asked yesterday, I asked: why were the basic criteria not met and
why was approval still given?
I now resubmit those two questions
today in the hope of receiving an appropriate answer.
I answer on behalf of the Minister
for Environment, and the Minister for Planning has provided the following
(1) The response
yesterday referred to the provisions contained within the MRA's
respective planning frameworks that confirm discretion is available and the
matters that the MRA is to consider when determining the level of discretion
that is appropriate. Although these provisions do not provide specific
quantitative restrictions on the level of the discretion, they enable an
appropriate qualitative assessment to be made based on the merits of an
application was approved as it was determined, despite variations to some
specific quantitative controls, that the proposal satisfied the relevant
matters contained in the Metropolitan Redevelopment Act 2011, the Scarborough
redevelopment scheme, and related policy documents.