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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 2 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 817..

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

1. This meeting was arranged by the proponents and their consultants as part of their drafting and investigation for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Under Part 2, Section 5 (d) of the Land (Planning and Environment) Regulations 1992, the proponent is required to detail the source of information relied upon and any consultation undertaken as part of the preparation of the EIS. In accordance with this, consultation with statutory authorities and agencies was undertaken on Thursday 16 October, 2008. The consultation consisted of a workshop run by the EIS Consultants in which the following was presented and discussed:

    • The proponent and GHD gave a presentation of the CTC proposal, outlining the key features, the issues to be discussed and addressed in the EIS, the EIS process and the structure and content of the EIS;
    • A discussion was facilitated whereby the attendees were invited to ask questions of the proponent and the consultant for the EIS about the proposal and the EIS;
    • Attendees were invited to raise any potential issues they had with the proposal; and
    • All attendees were invited to comment further on the proposal by submitting responses in writing to the consultant for the EIS to be considered in the preparation of the document.

2. The agencies and government bodies invited to participate in the workshop (for the reasons detailed above) were:

    • ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA);
    • Parks, Conservation and Lands (TAMS);
    • Heritage Unit (TAMS);
    • Asset Acceptance (TAMS);
    • Environment Protection Unit (TAMS);
    • Roads ACT;
    • Land Development Agency;
    • ACT Emergency Services Authority;
    • Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment;
    • Australian Federal Police;
    • Queanbeyan City Council;
    • National Capital Authority;
    • ACT Chief Minister's Department;
    • ACT Health;
    • Disability ACT; and
    • Conservation Council for South East Region and Canberra Inc.

The following agencies and government bodies were represented at the consultation workshop:

    • Parks, Conservation and Lands (TAMS);
    • Heritage Unit (TAMS);
    • Asset Acceptance (TAMS);
    • Environment Protection Unit (TAMS);
    • Roads ACT;
    • ACT Chief Minister's Department;
    • ACT Health; and
    • Queanbeyan City Council.

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