Page 1136 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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MS BERRY: I will take the question on notice.

MR HANSON: Can you advise, and either provide the answer now or take it on notice, whether the senior executives who are reportedly departing, including the director-general, have been made redundant, or are they resigning?

MS BERRY: I will have to take the detail of that question on notice. Of course, the director-general, David Dawes, did indicate a few weeks ago now that he would not be applying for new positions that would be created through the two new agencies. But for the rest of the information that the member requires, I will have to take it on notice.

MS LEE: Minister, how many staff have been or will be offered redundancies?

MS BERRY: I will have to take that question on notice as well.

Planning—round table

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the minister for planning. Last week, the Chief Minister announced he would hold a round table at Woden. Mr Steel was reported in the Canberra Times as saying that it would help create a new master plan for the town centre, including what building heights would be allowed under variations to the territory plan currently out for public comment. Minister, are you withdrawing the current draft out for consultation or are you changing the deadline until after the round table?

MR GENTLEMAN: No, on either count.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, what are the issues with the current master plan that have led to the government wanting to create another one?

MR GENTLEMAN: No we are not creating another master plan. We are certainly taking into consideration all of the consultation and correspondence that we have had during this master planning process. I think it is very important that we get as much information as we can from the community during the master planning process. We have seen, in other circumstances across the ACT where we have put into place the master planning process, outcomes that have benefited the community quite considerably out of that process.

This will be the process going forward. We are going through that master plan as we speak. There will be development applications, territory plan variations put into play for comment as well, and we look forward to as much comment as we can from the community.

MRS JONES: Minister, when will that round table be held? Will it be open to the all the public?

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