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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 770 ..

Planning—McKellar shops(Question No 94)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) When was the last time the ACT Government was in contact with Bennetts Close Pty Limited, the current lessee of the McKellar shops site.

(2) What plans does the ACT Government have to engage with Bennetts Close Pty Limited concerning the development of this site.

(3) Can the Minister provide a contact number and/or email for Bennetts Close Pty Limited.

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

(1) The ACT Government has most recently attempted to contact the lessee on 19 February 2021 and 23 July 2020.

(2) The ACT Government will continue its attempts to contact the lessee and seek an update on the lessee’s plan to re-develop the site in a timely manner.

(3) I understand that ownership of Bennetts Close Pty Limited recently changed and I do not have contact details of the new Director/s.

Disability—employment strategy(Question No 95)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

What is the anticipated completion date of the review of the ACT People with Disability Employment Framework and when will employment targets for people with disability be released.

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

Work commenced in February 2021 to consolidate the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Agenda for the ACT Public Service (ACTPS). This will be completed by 31 May 2021.

Following the development of the overarching strategy, work will commence on reviewing the ACTPS People with Disability Employment Framework. This work will be undertaken between 1 June and 31 August 2021. The revised employment framework will include employment targets and other levers/actions for increasing employment, as well as supporting and developing careers for people with disability in the ACT Public Service.

Drone use—legislation(Question No 96)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 12 February 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Business and Better Regulation):

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