Page 492 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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On the Child Development Service, the service provided assessment, referral and information to approximately 2,000 children and families in 2016. It is a fantastic testament to this service for Canberra families.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

National Multicultural Festival—women’s safety

MS BERRY: With regard to the question from Ms Le Couteur about safety for the Multicultural Festival, the team who conducted the audit were the senior manager of the Office for Women, the senior manager of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the managing director of Safety Logistics, a private company which has been engaged to do security, health and safety work at the National Multicultural Festival. I can also confirm that advice was received from Christina Ryan, the chief executive of Advocacy for Inclusion, as well as Sue Salthouse, the chair of the ACT Disability reference group, and Daniel Savage, the artist, on access and the enhanced sanctuary area.

Planning—Curtin master plan

MR GENTLEMAN: Yesterday I took several questions regarding the Curtin development application, or Curtin No 34, and also in relation to the Curtin master plan. I have been advised by the independent Planning and Land Authority that the development application was refused today. The reasons for the refusal related to the proposed six-storey height being incompatible with the current lower scale built form of the Curtin Group Centre, the overshadowing of the central courtyard and the proposal being out of character with the current group centre.

As I highlighted yesterday, community feedback is an important part of the planning process. Public submissions were taken into account by the independent Land and Planning Authority in making this decision. The authority advises that it also considered the amenity and character of the area in making its decision.

The authority will work with the developer to see if there is any alternative proposal that can be prepared which is in keeping with the character and amenity of the area. Any subsequent revised development application would go back for public consultation. I have also asked my directorate to work with the local community and traders to finalise the Curtin master plan as a matter of priority.

Answer to question on notice

Question 1

MRS DUNNE: Again under standing order 118A I ask for an explanation from the Minister for Health in relation to unanswered question No 1 which was due on 12 January and which has not been received by the Clerk’s office or mine.

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