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is having to do a lot of work and deep dives into what is driving some of the poor culture. There are other areas where culture has gone backwards. Again, that is being investigated to determine what the root cause of that is and what we need to do about it. It is really important that all of that work is done collaboratively with the staff
in those areas, and that is exactly what we are seeing all three arms of our health services doing.

Planning—district strategies

MS CLAY: Minister, the draft district strategies rely on assumptions about new greenfield and infill supply in Belconnen and other districts. I can see that overall dwelling growth has been allocated to the ACT’s districts in alignment with population growth in ACT Treasury’s projections, but when I look at the split of greenfield and infill in the Belconnen district, I cannot understand how you got to these numbers. It looks like Treasury has used a set formula, rather than using the actual data from our current pipeline. For instance, in Belconnen we have around 11,000 new dwellings in the pipeline at Ginninderry, almost 1,000 new dwellings in the pipeline at Lawson, and potentially more at CSIRO, but this is not what it says in our district strategy. Minister, do the district strategies use data based on our existing pipeline of dwellings and plans already on the table for our districts?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Clay for the question. Yes, they do use the data, and I can say that it is the best data that we have at this particular time. The data in the draft district strategies—they are draft strategies—and the Territory Plan, reflects what we captured in the 2020 census. There may be some small tweaks based on further information that comes from our ABS and Treasury colleagues over the next few months as they work through the mass of complexities and implications from the census.

We knew that there was more population and more growth than was provided in the census in 2016, so we knew those figures were higher because we were seeing more activity across the economic structure. Sometimes we know that official figures are not 100 per cent accurate, and sometimes we are ahead of those official figures and sometimes we are behind, and we need to do some minor tweaks. This happens all the time across government and in the private sector. That is why the indicative land release program is indicative, and that is why the strategies are draft strategies. We will keep working through those. They are dynamic documents, of course, and they are policies that we update as new information comes to light.

MS CLAY: Minister, are Ginninderry, Lawson and CSIRO being counted as greenfield sites?

MR GENTLEMAN: Yes, they are.

MR BRADDOCK: Minister, will Jacka stage 2, Kenny, and the rest of Molonglo and Gungahlin be counted as greenfield for the purpose of these dwelling statistics?

MR GENTLEMAN: I think there is a mixture in those particular sites. I will take the detail of the question on notice and come back to Mr Braddock.

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