Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 8 June 2017) . . Page.. 2182 ..
(4) If plans have stalled or been cancelled, why was the Woden community not notified that the facility promised in successive budgets would not proceed and on what grounds was the decision to not proceed made.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. There is no planned CIT “inner city” facility for the Woden Town Centre.
The ACT Government has established a CIT Campus Modernisation Subcommittee to assist the CIT Board to create modern learning spaces and facilities across all its campuses to meet the needs of contemporary learners and the community. Membership of the subcommittee includes the Under Treasurer, a delegate of the Director General - Environment and Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, the CIT Board Chair and CIT CEO. The Subcommittee commenced in March this year and is currently working on developing options for all CIT sites for the Government’s consideration.
2. As above.
3. As above.
4. A CIT community campus in the Woden Town Centre has not been promised in successive budgets. The 2015-16 Budget Paper 3 refers to CIT “actively seeking opportunities to provide a community campus in the Woden Town Centre”. The reference in the Budget paper was made prior to the appointment of the CIT Governing Board which commenced on 1 July 2015. Since then, the Board has set a new strategic direction for CIT (outlined in the CIT Strategic Compass 2020) to ensure CIT is sustainable in the increasingly competitive vocational education and training (VET) environment. This includes ensuring contemporary learning and teaching styles are met, as well as the needs of employers and industry. Consultation with the Woden Valley Community Council on the future of CIT VET delivery in South Canberra has occurred on a number occasions.
Planning—community facility zoning
(Question No 268)
Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 12 May 2017:
(1) What are the instances (with detail provided for date proposed, date completed, and reasons for using this land for this purpose) of where public or social housing has been, or will be, built on CFZ land.
(2) For CFZ land generally (a) how much CFZ land remains undeveloped or without an existing Development Application proposed for it, (b) what is the order of priority for the types of community facilities built on CFZ land, (c) what are the implications of the continued use of CFZ land for residential use, (d) what are the implications for the use of CFZ land used for “social housing” for the potential for mixed-use or for private ownership, (e) what are the Government’s views on the optimal future uses of CFZ land, (f) what is the current geographic spread of CFZ land and (g) what proportion of future greenfield or brownfield developments will be put aside as CFZ.