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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 659..


Housing-Red Hill

(Question No 48)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

What community consultations have occurred to date with Housing A.C.T. tenants into the future of the Red Hill precinct under the A10 Residential Land Use Policy namely Housing A.C.T. properties in Block 1, Section 25 and Block 1, Section 26, Red Hill.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Neighbourhood Planning Program consultations were open to all those who lived, worked, learned, played and invested in the specific neighbourhoods. Thus all tenants of Housing ACT were welcome to attend the sessions as members of the public. Consultation events were well advertised through letterboxed newsletters, the Canberra Times and Chronicles, and posters at the local shops. There was also a special letterbox drop organised for the public housing development following a request from tenants for additional information. The Neighbourhood Planning Team conducted an ACT Government stakeholder workshop midway through the process, in which a representative from ACT Housing attended to provide input.

(2) For information regarding any consultations undertaken directly by the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, please contact the Minister for Housing.

Water-dams risk management plan

(Question No 50)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Environment, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

(1) Has a risk assessment been conducted to assess the ability of the Territory's dams to withstand higher than planned for flood peaks given that the NSW Premier has identified, that as a result of climate change, the A.C.T. and region can expect more frequent and intense storm events;

(2) Has the A.C.T. developed a risk management plan to upgrade its dams to withstand the reported climate change storm events.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes

(2) Yes

Water-climate change

(Question No 51)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Environment, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

(1) What work has been undertaken by A.C.T. authorities following the release by the NSW Government of the report entitled Climate Change in New South Wales to determine the


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