Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2022) . . Page.. 3433 ..
planning bill is one thing, but it is hard to contemplate how all of these things will work together until those draft Territory Plan documents and the draft district strategies are made available. We are looking forward to having a deep discussion with the community about those once it is released.
MR BRADDOCK: Minister, when will the district strategies and the Territory Plan be available for consultation?
MR STEEL: The answer is soon. I do not have an exact date. I certainly do not think it is within the standing orders to ask for an announcement of government policy in question time. Certainly, we are looking forward to those being available soon, once the government itself has had an opportunity to consider those draft plans. We are looking forward to engaging with the community on them.
ACT Heritage Council—independent review
MS LAWDER: My question is to the Acting Minister for Heritage. During estimates hearings we discussed the independent review into the ACT Heritage Council that was underway, and Minister Vassarotti said she was expecting to receive it by the end of September. Minister, has the review been received yet?
MR RATTENBURY: Unfortunately, whilst I am aware of the review taking place, I am not aware of whether the minister has received it yet. If she has, I imagine she is still processing it. It certainly has not been presented to cabinet, or anything like that. I will take the question on notice and provide the detail to Ms Lawder.
MS LAWDER: A supplementary question to the Acting Minister: will the review be released to the public?
MR RATTENBURY: I do not know if the minister has taken a decision on that matter yet. Let me also check on that and provide that on notice.
MR MILLIGAN: What changes have been taking place in the ACT Heritage Council since the suspension of the independent body in mid-August?
MR RATTENBURY: I am not aware of any changes that have taken place. The council was suspended; the minister had concerns about issues that were occurring in the way the council was operating, and that is why she commissioned this independent review. Obviously, she expected it to be done in a reasonably quick time frame, given the time line that Ms Lawder mentioned. I am not aware of any detailed changes. I believe it has been under suspension, but I will check that and provide the details to the member.
MS CASTLEY: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. In response to question on notice 726 which I received on 8 April this year, you said that works on Jabanungga Avenue were “expected to commence in July 2022 and be completed by September 2022.” On 7 September, in response to another question on notice, you stated that “works are expected to commence mid-September and