Page 1553 - Week 05 - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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MS FITZHARRIS: I will take the question on notice. I note that 50 per cent, I believe, of the functionality of the lab was up and running within the five days. We also, of course, had arrangements with other health providers, notably Calvary and also, I believe, National Capital Private Hospital, during that period to make sure that those services were available to patients who needed them in Canberra.

MS LEE: What action has been taken to ensure that there are no more incidents related to power supplies at the cardiac catheter lab?

MS FITZHARRIS: Further work has been undertaken as part of the $23 million infrastructure upgrade work to our electrical systems at the hospital. Again, I will take the detail on notice.


MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management and relates to the multistorey car park approved on Monday for 49 Furzer Street, Phillip, immediately next to Woden town square. Given our shared commitment to the town centre, please can you outline how the multistorey car park is going to impact on the town square and the actions you intend to put into the town centre master plan and variation 344 to offset the negative impacts.

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Le Couteur for her question. It is important, of course, as we go through these master planning processes, to engage the community as much as we can, and we did that through the master planning process for Woden and, indeed, for Mawson at the same time. We are now going through those territory plan variations for those plans.

In regard to the specific question on the multistorey car park, I will have to take the detail of that on notice; I do not have anything on the brief for that.

MS LE COUTEUR: What changes are you intending to make or considering making to the master plan and variation 344 to make sure that the town square and other critical open spaces are not surrounded by multistorey car parks?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Le Couteur for the supplementary. Draft variation 344 proposes to amend the territory plan map by rezoning several of the RZ4 medium density residential zone blocks located directly to the north-east of Hindmarsh Drive and Callam Street, and also parts of the Woden town park in PRZ1 urban open space to CFZ—community facility zone. Ms Le Couteur has raised an important question in regard to car parks and whether they can service some of the accommodation in the town centre. I will have a look, as I mentioned, at the particular application for the multistorey car park and see how that fits in to this master plan and TPV.

MS LAWDER: Minister, do you have any commitment from Westfield about external or offsite capital works in that area?

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