Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 7 Hansard (20 June) . . Page.. 2011 ..
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND PLANNING
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Kippax Task Force Report
Ms McRae - Asked the Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning - In relation to the Kippax Task Force Report - Will you provide details on the level of support either by way of staff, or funds you have allocated, to ensure each of the recommendations of the Report is implemented.
Mr Humphries - The answer to the Member's question to the Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning is as follows:
. The Precinct Management program, which is a co-ordinated and participative approach to public place management, can provide the mechanism to deliver most of the actions within the two themes of the report, Improved Amenity and Safe Environment.
. A Precinct Community Committee will be established in Kippax in September of this year. A staff of three persons currently support seven existing Precinct Community Committees.
. The Precinct Management program will provide the Kippax community (and other Precinct Community Committees established in 1996-97) with access to a rolling program of as yet unconfirmed future forward design and capital works funding which is subject to the usual capital works bidding processes.
. In relation to the call for a Master Plan to be developed for Kippax, planning resources do not permit priority to be given to this task. However the ACT Planning Authority can provide advice on any design and layout proposals that might be developed by the Precinct Community Committee.
. Some of the Task Force recommendations are the responsibility of the traders operating at the Kippax Group Centre, and we would expect the local business people to respond to actions such as a marketing strategy and logo, or a survey to test the viability of diversifying retail and business options at the Group Centre. If local traders do commission such a survey, the Bureau of Business, Arts, Sports and Tourism have agreed to provide advice to them as required for this task.
. I understand that the Kippax Task Force has already had discussions with the Belconnen Youth Centre, and that youth activities are likely to be commenced at Kippax when a suitable venue is found.
. The need for a multi-purpose community facility is to be investigated by the Children's Youth and Family Services Bureau.