Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2221 ..
In the ACT public housing is spread evenly so that we can reduce concentrations of disadvantage and provide better opportunities for us all to make a positive contribution and share the benefits of our local community.
Over the past couple of months we have actively sought community feedback which is continuing to shape the design, layout and style of the homes that we would like to build for some of our most vulnerable Canberrans.
The Public Housing Renewal Taskforce (the Taskforce) is aware of the issues raised in the petition and is undertaking consultation to better understand the community’s view of potential development of Block 1 Section 29 in Wright. The Taskforce has invited members of the community to work together to explore potential arrangements that might achieve the objectives outlined in Part 2 of the petition.
The residents of Mawson have formed a consultation group and the Taskforce is supporting this group to refine their objectives. The Taskforce is also working with this group to provide additional information and to assist them to document shared objectives for Block 29 Section 36 in Mawson.
The residents of Holder have formed a consultation group and the Taskforce is supporting this group to refine their objectives. The Taskforce is also working with this group to provide additional information and to assist them to document shared objectives for Block 2 Section 21 in Holder.
Many residential sites in the ACT (including blocks adjacent to Block 1 Section 45) are in Bushfire Prone Areas. A bushfire analysis has been developed as part of the Site Investigation Report. The design and construction process would include a range of measures to ensure the development would meet the required standards for construction in a Bushfire Prone Area. This is consistent with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and will be reflected in a final Development Application (DA). The Taskforce will continue to comply with all such requirements and advice. The Taskforce has offered to work with the community to resolve the “many other reasons” referred to in the petition.
Thank you for bringing these petitions to the attention of the ACT Government.
Gold Creek Village development—petitions 3-17 and 6-17
By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 26 June 2017, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Le Couteur on 21 March 2017 concerning a KFC restaurant in Gold Creek Village.
The response read as follows:
Thank you for your letter of 21 March 2017 regarding petitions Nos 3-17 and 6-17 lodged by Ms Le Couteur MLA on behalf of certain Australian Capital Territory residents.