Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2005) . . Page.. 4679 ..
Development—City West(Question No 645)
Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning (redirected to the Chief Minister), upon notice, on 21 September 2005:
• What community (a) organisations and (b) members has the ACT Government and/or ANU-City West Precinct Committee consulted with in regards to the ANU-City West development;
• In what form was each of these consultations conducted;
• When did each of these consultations take place;
• What was the outcome of these consultations;
• Can minutes of the ANU-City West Precinct Committee meetings be provided;
• Is the ACT Government and ANU considering collocating community organisations premises in the ANU-City West Development;
• Is the ACT Government and ANU considering providing premises for more community organisations than those that are already housed in the precinct;
• Is there a general plan for all of the blocks involved in the ANU-Civic West development; if so, can it be provided.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
• The ACT Planning and Land Authority (the Authority) consulted member groups of ROCKS (Residents of Childers and Kingsley Streets) when preparing the City West Master Plan (CWMP).
The Chief Minister’s Department (CMD), which has been responsible for on-going consultation with the community groups since the ANU City West Integration Precinct was signed in December 2004, has consulted the Conservation Council, Canberra Dance Theatre, AIDS Action Council and the Pensioners’ Club. All of these groups are in the ANU City West Precinct.
• In developing the CWMP, the Authority extensively consulted stakeholders through public meetings, workshops, phone calls, individual meetings and newsletters.
CMD has consulted the existing Precinct community groups in one-off meetings as well as in meetings sponsored by the ANU to bring all parties together to discuss the ramifications of development in the Precinct.