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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5360 ..


Ahead of the third working group meeting, another email was sent to the working group distribution list which included the email addresses collected at the second working group meeting.

Around 10 people from local businesses or local community groups attended the third working group meeting on 19 September 2018.

Businesses were also encouraged to be involved outside of the working group meetings.

In September 2018, The Marketplace Gungahlin sent a memo to their traders to seek interest in being involved in the event and passed on the Event Manager's details.

On 25 September 2018, the Event Manager visited traders in the Gungahlin Town Centre to seek their interest in being involved in the event. This was done through a conversation with a manager or representative from each store and the provision of information about the event and necessary contact details.

On 3 October 2018, a drop-in session was held at the Gungahlin Library and on 6 October 2018, the Event Manager again visited all traders in the Gungahlin Town Centre to deliver promotional packs of posters, flyers and programs for the event.

13. The report uses the development of Bunnings and other developments in the Gungahlin town centre vicinity to demonstrate the breadth and length of construction activity in this area over recent years. These projects have seen access to and within the Gungahlin Town Centre impacted in various forms over this period. This particular example was not to attribute these impacts away from more recent works but rather to demonstrate the continued growth and investment in the town centre.

14. Yes, both this report and future lessons learned activities will draw on a range of sources including primary data sources, literature reviews and case studies such as those explored in the Parramatta Light Rail Business Impact Assessment.

15. The Environmental Impact Statement for Light Rail Stage 1 is available online at https://www.transport.act.gov.au/about-us/public-transport-options/light-rail/project-history/eis.

This document runs to 444 pages, plus Appendices A-H.

16. This section of the report provides descriptive analysis of the survey responses and qualitative data.

17. The survey asked respondents to indicate impact they felt in accordance with a scale of 'no change', 'slight deterioration', 'significant deterioration', 'slight improvement' and 'significant improvement'. As the responses are provided on a scale of 'felt' impact, the resultant impacts are considered to be a perception of the respondent.

18. This will inform the lessons learnt through this process.

19. The number of businesses with over 20 employees decreased from 18 in 2016 to 14 in 2017. With the exception of Home Hardware the identity and reason for departure of these businesses is unknown and may be suggestive of the definitions in the collection of ABS data.


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