Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 March 2017) . . Page.. 798 ..
MADAM SPEAKER: You were talking about the advisory panel report on Greenway.
Ms Lawder: Yes.
MADAM SPEAKER: Minister.
MR GENTLEMAN: I do apologise to the Assembly for going off on a tangent there. I did provide the opportunity for the panel to engage with the community on west Greenway, and they have done that. The report is being forwarded to the planning directorate. They will come back to me with the finalisation of that report.
Importantly, we picked up some very important ideas through that process. They included that some of the recreational facilities wanted some upgrades so that there would be better access. We will take all of that into account as we move forward in the planning process.
MS LAWDER: Minister, could you update the Assembly on what advice you have received from the directorate with regard to the plans for west Greenway since you received the report, and will you be making the report available to the public, and when?
MR GENTLEMAN: I have not made a decision on whether to make the report available to the public as yet. Once that decision is made, following advice from the directorate, I will take on that process.
MR WALL: Minister, has the government ruled out any residential development in west Greenway?
MR GENTLEMAN: The proposal for west Greenway was that we would engage with the community to see whether they wanted a new residential suburb for Tuggeranong. During this process, the community has said to us that they would not like to see a future suburb for west Greenway. That does not mean that we will rule out completely any residential development.
I understand that there are a couple of ideas in the pipeline. I do not want to thwart those ideas. So we will listen to any application for residential but, of course, we must take into account what the community is saying, and the community would have to be on board before any decision such as that would take place.
MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Sport and Recreation. Minister, since 16 February the operator of the mpowerdome facility in Fadden has been trying to communicate with you and your office via telephone and email regarding the future of the mpowerdome facility. Aside from your initial attempt to contact the operators, why has there been no further communication with regard to your position on the facility with the owners and operators of the mpowerdome?