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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (Wednesday, 8 December 2010) . . Page.. 5941 ..

then the sort of time frames that are needed are 12 to 18 months for each master plan, because that would facilitate a number of consultation rounds and the development of ideas over a period of time.

Ms Le Couteur would be aware of a series of government commitments in relation to this term of the Assembly. I have recently released the Gungahlin town centre master plan for comment, and that is open until the end of February next year. The work on Dickson and Kingston master plans is nearing completion. We have a program in train that has just commenced in relation to Erindale and Tuggeranong. Pialligo is also on that list, as are Tharwa and Hall. It is a packed program for the remainder of this parliamentary term.

In the context of future master planning work, I can make some announcements in relation to the government’s intentions. Firstly, I will shortly be releasing a discussion paper in relation to all group and local centres. What is clear in this discussion and, of course, the master planning work that has been undertaken to date is that, whilst there are specific issues that are relevant to each different centre within the territory, there are also many, many issues that are common. So there will be a great amount of work, time and effort saved by looking at an approach to all group centres and all local centres, and I will shortly be releasing a discussion paper raising a number of ideas in relation to how we may advance that work across all identified group and local centres in the territory.

We then equally need to look at areas that are going to be experiencing significant change. In the context of Mr Hanson’s motion and the discussions we had in this place last month, I acknowledged that Cooleman Court and the Weston Creek area will be very high on the list in terms of future—

Mr Seselja: Well done, Mr Hanson.

Mr Hanson: Thank you very much, Mr Seselja. Not as high as Hawker, though.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Thank you.

MR BARR: in terms of future work in this area. In fact, this was identified some time ago by the government in the context of our forward planning for work in this area.

I will, in accordance with the Assembly’s motions, release full details of a scoping sequence for future master plans across group centres, but importantly I will be releasing very shortly a discussion paper that deals with all of the issues that all of those centres have in common. I think that is an important and practical response to issues that all of the centres share and that a one-size-fits-all approach is appropriate in some instances.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, what criteria are used to determine if a master plan is needed—

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