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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (20 March) . .

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and move from the bush to the city, they will experience our vision for the future, one of a city that respects environmental values and celebrates our national character.

The community's input to the city and gateway framework in its development phase has been important and influential, and further input is welcome on the draft framework from 1 March to 27 April this year. We would like to hear your views on the draft framework and whether the urban renewal vision, principles and directions reflect what we have heard during the stage 1 community engagement.

Getting this overarching draft framework right is important as it coordinates and informs several implementation initiatives. The framework will inform future changes to the dual planning controls of the National Capital Plan and the Territory Plan, and any infrastructure upgrades throughout the city and gateway corridor.

Interested members of the community can give their feedback at the your say website, where they can find a copy of the draft framework, as well as the stage 1 engagement report and a helpful frequently asked questions page. Furthermore, the EPSD directorate has been holding a series of meet-the-planner sessions, with the next taking place this Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Latin America Plaza in the city.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, will there be consequential ACT-led consultation in this area? I am particularly thinking in terms of Downer and Watson, where the government has previously said that RZ1 would stay. If this proposal is for six storeys next to Northbourne Avenue, will there be ACT government-led consultation about subsequent changes?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Le Couteur for her question. Yes, she is correct. There will be government-led consultation, through the ACT government but, of course, acting with the NCA at the time. It is a very important question that Ms Le Couteur asks about what we are going to do in relation to the corridor where it meets the Downer precinct. I look forward to her input during that process.

Education—enrolment projections

MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development. Minister, in your answer to question on notice 895 you advised that the Education Directorate undertakes student enrolment projection modelling but that no reports are prepared using that information. Why are no reports prepared using student enrolment modelling?

MS BERRY: I do not have a copy of the question on notice that I responded to on me today but I do say that the directorate works very hard within the information that it is provided to ensure that planning for schools and school capacity takes place in a way that meets the needs of our community.

MS LEE: Minister, what information did your directorate use to create its report titled ACT Public School enrolment projections 2013-2017 and what is that report's purpose?


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