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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 14 September 2017) . . Page.. 3779 ..


(8) Not applicable as essential municipal services in Braddon are funded by the ACT Government.

Planning—Downer shops
(Question No 381)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:

(1) What is the current status of the re-establishment of the Downer Shops.

(2) How many vacancies remain in the Downer Shops buildings.

(3) Which businesses are currently tenants of the buildings at Downer Shops.

(4) What work has the Government done, and what work is the Government doing to re-establish the Downer Shops.

(5) What community consultation is taking place in the process of re-establishing the Downer Shops.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The restoration of the heritage listed Downer shops is now complete and was carried out by the Lessee.

(2) Of the four shops in the newly configured centre, three are currently vacant.

(3) A cafe opened in July 2017 and a Village Vet practice is coming soon. I understand that the lessee and owner of Downer shops are continuing negotiations with prospective tenants for the other shops within the centre.

(4) The re-establishment of Downer shops has been undertaken by the Owner. In February 2017 the Government re-confirmed the LDA commitment to provide support to the upgrade of the Downer Village Square which is in between the Downer shops and the Downer community centre.

(5) The ACT Government will be consulting with the community on the design and specifications of these upgrades in the coming months with a view to commencing works in 2018.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—methadone program
(Question No 385)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 August 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Mental Health):

(1) How many Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) inmates are currently on the methadone program.


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