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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 5 April 2022) . . Page.. 744 ..


for this range of uses, as well as identifying active travel and public transport routes. It includes a range of public open spaces, including connectivity to the Molonglo River corridor, and the river will be a real feature of the Molonglo group centre, with recreation spaces in Molonglo connected to the recreation spaces in the river corridor.

Incorporating the exceptional landscape setting and high-quality remnant trees are features of the group centre and surrounds, and the landscape and trees will guide where the key public spaces are located. The concept plan will set aside land for a range of commercial activities, including lands zoned at CZ3 services zone, so that people who live in the area will also have easy access to trades and services such as mechanics.

The concept plan also identifies suitable locations for a range of community facilities such as schools, emergency services, indoor and outdoor sport and recreation, and public transport interchange. The government’s preference is for the community facilities to be co-located in highly accessible locations to active travel routes and public transport stops. We are also looking to the future for the Molonglo group centre beyond the immediate development, making sure that it is designed so that it can accommodate light rail into the future.

MS ORR: Minister, what are the next steps for planning in Molonglo?

MR GENTLEMAN: The government will seek further input from the community on the concept plan through the public consultation period. I encourage members to promote the consultation of the concept plan to their networks. In addition to the general public consultation, the government will work with our Ngunnawal community to ensure that our open spaces and urban places in Molonglo celebrate Ngunnawal culture. We will take account of the comments from the public and the Ngunnawal community before finalising the technical amendment and incorporating the changes into the Territory Plan. Once the plans for the group centre are incorporated into the Territory Plan this will set the foundation for details of the estate development planning process ahead of land release in the commercial centre.

Ms Berry: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Education—class sizes

Education Directorate—Campbell Primary School procurement

MS BERRY: Just for members’ information, Macgregor Primary School is currently closed for years 4, 5 and 6, and those students are in remote education. For Gordon Primary School, it is years 4, 5 and 6. For Calwell, it is years 7 and 8. For Namadgi, it is years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Campbell Primary School is having two student-free days on Thursday and Friday to transition into their new school.

I just wanted to provide some clarification on the question that Ms Castley asked me around the Freedom of Information Act and her question with regard to access to that the government. Of course, the act provides the right to access to government information unless access to that information would, on balance, be contrary to the


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