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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4160..


Housing—Causeway

(Question No 1774)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 15 November 2007:

(1) What, specifically, is the Minister and the Department of Housing doing to facilitate the residents of the Causeway through the lengthy process of change in their area;

(2) How will residents be looked after through the process of redevelopment;

(3) Will the Minister ensure that residents will be given options for relocation, for example on the current site (in apartment blocks), or in the new eco-village, or to a public house in a new area entirely.

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

(1) Housing ACT has facilitated three meetings with the residents of the Causeway since the ACT Planning and Land Authority commenced the East Lake planning studies in 2005. The meetings provided the opportunity for the residents to provide input. Officers from Housing ACT attended two of the meetings to answer any questions regarding their tenancy.

(2) Housing ACT will continue to meet with the Causeway residents throughout the planning process. The tenants will be fully informed about any decision to redevelop public housing so that they can make decisions about their future accommodation location.

(3) A range of options will be considered, including the possibility of remaining within the redeveloped housing or relocating to a new area.

Planning—Molonglo

(Question No 1775)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 15 November 2007:

(1) Who is planning the street design for the Molonglo Development;

(2) Is solar orientation being taken into account;

(3) Did the Minister visit the Molonglo exhibition by design students at the University of Canberra.

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

(1) The ACT Planning and Land Authority is undertaking this planning, with support by expert consultancies and in consultation with the Department of Territory and Municipal Services. It should be noted that at both the structure and concept planning stages, the location of roads and their hierarchy are indicative. They provide a guide future detail planning, design and construction.

(2) Yes.


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