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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 12 Hansard (30 October) . .

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As I have said in this place before, this has got five years to run. There are at least five consultation processes ahead of us before any development will occur.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, when will the community be provided feedback on the comments and the issues identified?

MR BARR: In the coming weeks.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, what exactly will the further public consultation for the re-worked plans consist of?

MR BARR: A revised draft proposal initially, and then there is a range of further consultation processes associated with any territory plan variation, national capital plan variation, estate development plan and any individual development application. So, Mrs Jones, there are five more opportunities over the coming years for consultation.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, what lessons has the LDA learnt from the significant current opposition to the brickworks proposal in putting forward other projects?

MR BARR: We cannot please everyone all of the time. It is useful, obviously, to—

Mr Hanson: You can't always get what you want.

MR BARR: You cannot please everyone all of the time. There will always be some people who oppose change. Some people also believe the city is not changing fast enough. Trying to balance those competing views is a challenge. But I would prefer the LDA come up with ideas, put them out in draft form, seek feedback and then seek to modify ideas in response to that, rather than being so timid as to not even being prepared to put a draft proposal out as one of five or six rounds of consultation.

Children and young people—child development service

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, this week you have made mention several times of a service that you state will be up and running in 2015—namely, the child development service. Minister, where is funding for this service coming from and how much funding has been allocated to the establishment of this service?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Wall for his question. The reference to the child development framework was mentioned also when we made the announcement of the early intervention services that will be in place, despite Mr Wall's best effort to scare the community otherwise, for the beginning of the term next year.


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