Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4146 ..
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
QUESTION NUMBER 328
Gungahlin Town Centre
Ms Rosemary Follett asked the Minister for Urban Services:
In relation to the Gungahlin Town Centre.-
(1) What consultation has been conducted (detailing dates and forums) with the residents of Gungahlin over the planning?
(2) What was the population of Gungahlin at the time this consultation was conducted?
(3) What future consultation will be conducted with the residents of Gungahlin over the final form of the Gungahlin Town Centre?
Mr De Domenico - the answer to the Member's question is as follows:
(1) Consultation with the Gungahlin residents occurred over a period from March 1995 to September 1995, during the formulation of proposals for Gungahlin Town Centre for inclusion in a Variation to the Territory Plan. Five community workshops were held during this period. To maximise resident participation in the Workshops each one was held at the Ngunnawal Community Centre with sessions held in the morning and in the evening. Child care was made available for the morning sessions. Notification of each Community Workshop was made well in advance by letterbox drop to all Gungahlin residents and advertisements in Canberra Times "Fridge Door".
The Workshop dates were:
22 March 1995
11 May 1995
15 June 1995
13 July 1995
7 September 1995
All Workshops were open to all Gungahlin residents and were informal. The aim of the workshops was to facilitate resident participation in the formulation of planning concepts.