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Public submission on games village development called for

The Minister for the Commonwealth Games today announced the venues for public viewing of the Games Village plans. This announcement is part of the Commonwealth Games Village Advisory Committee process.
“As part of the Government’s commitment to public consultation we are asking interested parties to take part in this consultation process,” he said
“This process is designed to enable interested parties to review the proposal, and to make submissions to the Advisory Committee on issues that are of concern to them.”
The Village proposal being displayed has been prepared by Village Park Consortium comprising Australand Holdings and Citta Park Property Group. The proposal is being exhibited both as a public display in a number of locations, as well as in the form of a comprehensive submission to the Advisory Committee.
The proposal will be on exhibition from Monday 17 March 2003 until Wednesday 16 April 2003 at the following venues:
Foyer, Brunswick Town Hall 233 Sydney Road, BrunswickOpening hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Information Victoria 356 Collins Street, MelbourneOpening hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pmMonday to Friday (except public holidays)
Games Village Site – Clinical Services Building Access on Park Street, ParkvilleOpening hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pmMonday to Friday (except Thursday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm)Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm“Members of the community will have the opportunity to have their say on the details of the proposed development of the Commonwealth Games Village in Parkville including a proposal by the developers to alter the height limits,” Minister Madden said.
“These proposals will be subject to consideration by the Advisory Committee as will any other submission.”
The Advisory Committee is inviting written public submissions on the proposal by the 16 April 2003. Submissions should be forwarded to:
Commonwealth Games Planning Advisory Committee (Games Village)c/o Planning Panels VictoriaLevel 11 Nauru House80 Collins StreetMelbourne VIC 3000
Public hearings will be held in May. The Committee will then consider the proposal and the public submissions, and report back to the Minister for Commonwealth Games, Justin Madden, in late June.
The government is expected to make a determination on the final scope of the Commonwealth Games Village in July.
Information on the public display venues, the proposal documents and the Committee’s Terms of Reference are available at http://www.dvc.vic.gov.au by following the links to the Games Village Advisory Committee. Alternatively, for further information on the Advisory Committee process, please contact Farah Bach on 9655 2041.