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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1156..


MR WOOD: I further move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Burke ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Kippax master plan

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): I present the following paper:

Kippax Master Plan-Outline of public consultation timetable.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, in response to a motion in the Assembly's last sitting, I undertook to report back to the assembly by 1 April this year to outline the timetable for further planning consultation with the local community in West Belconnen. I have pleasure in tabling the consultation schedule. As I mentioned during the debate on Ms Dundas' motion, the government is focused on getting the outcomes that are needed in West Belconnen.

I believe the planning work done at Kippax over the past few months by a joint departmental task force has considered the wide range of issues relevant to this issue and identified needs and a way forward. I am sure the fundamental planning principles established will be refined and further enhanced through the course of the upcoming community consultations.

Stakeholder consideration of the draft siting plan for community facilities would be another important step towards achieving the best outcomes for the West Belconnen community. The consultations for Kippax will commence in the week commencing 21 April this year, with initial discussion with the West Belconnen LAPAC. Broader public consultations will commence following the holiday period, in the week commencing 28 April. The development of community facilities in Kippax, such as the construction of a permanent library, will be considered in the context of the 2003-04 budget.

Papers

Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:

Operation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989 and its associated law-Second quarterly report for the period 1 October 2002 to 31 December 2002.

Mr Wood presented the following papers:


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