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(11) When will a decision be made for the site.

(12) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the number of staff and their classification that are working or have worked on planning policy for the site.

(13) Is SGS Economics conducting a report, as stated in the RiotACT article of 4 October 2021; if so, (a) how much were they paid, (b) what tasks were they given and (c) can the Minister provide a copy of the report.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Government has undertaken the following consultation with community:

In the first half of 2021 SGS Economics and Planning on behalf of EPSDD held discussions with the following community organisations:

Gungahlin Arts officer

Gungahlin Community Council

Communities@Work Gungahlin


These discussions were followed up on the YourSay Community Conversations website with engagement activities that were open from Tuesday 15 June 2021 to Monday 19 July 2021. These activities consulted Gungahlin community members on what community and recreation facilities might be missing in their area, and what facilities they might need in the future. Almost 300 individual pieces of feedback were received through the YourSay engagement activities which included 258 submissions to the survey, and 39 submissions to the mapping activity.

The most contemporaneous feedback is consolidated and contained within the Community survey listening report and the Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment – Gungahlin District (Assessment) (Links provided in response to Q6).

(2) Government has not undertaken specific consultation with business at this time.

(3) Yes. The Assessment will form the basis of further conversations with the community going forward. This will include engagement with a community panel, currently being established.

(4) Consultation on the Casey sites has been part of broader consultation activities for the Gungahlin District. It is not possible to cost the Casey sites consultation in isolation.

(5) Yes. I most recently attended a Gungahlin Community Council (GCC) meeting on 13 October 2021. I also met with representatives of the Gungahlin Community Council on 31 March 2022 where I advised that Government has not made a decision in relation to the outcomes expected on the sites beyond what is currently contemplated in the Indicative Land Release Program (ILRP).

(6) Yes. Information can be found at the following links:

a. Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment—Gungahlin District;

b. Community survey ‘listening report’:

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