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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 3 Hansard (18 March) . . Page.. 1184..

(3) Community consultation will be initiated as part of the further studies that need to be carried out. A consultation plan will ensure the broader community, other stakeholders and adjoining residents and land owners are consulted.

(4) The financial implications for the development of the site will be considered as part of the studies into the development of the site.

Housing—Causeway residents

(Question No 546)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 11 February 2010:

(1) What options is the ACT Government currently considering for the future of the public housing tenants in the Causeway.

(2) What are the ACT Government's timelines for progressing these options.

(3) What recent consultations has the ACT Government had with the residents of the Causeway about their future housing.

(4) On what matters has the ACT Government achieved consensus with the residents of the Causeway about their future housing.

(5) What are the sustainable housing design considerations that the ACT Government is intending to pursue in the future developments of the Causeway area, particularly in relation to any public housing developments.

(6) What are the anticipated financial implications of the options that the ACT Government is progressing.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Government has agreed that there will be some public housing included in the Eastlake development. There has been no decision on the numbers of dwellings.

(2) Planning studies being undertaken by the ACT Planning and Land Authority are expected to be completed by mid 2010. The first land release for the East Lake area is scheduled for the 2011 - 2012 year.

(3) Officers from Housing and Community Services and the ACT Planning and Land Authority meet regularly with the Causeway residents. The last meeting was held in December 2009 and the next meeting is scheduled for March 2010.

(4) The ACT Planning and Land Authority and Housing and Community Services will continue to meet with the residents of the Causeway to discuss the future development of the area. The public housing residents have been advised that if the Causeway/Eastlake area is redeveloped there will be public housing provided and they will have the first offer of that accommodation.

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