Page 3890 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Mr Coe: He has just said it is every Sunday night.

Mr Gentleman: I raise a point of order Madam Speaker. Mr Coe continues to interject even after you have asked him to be quiet. The minister is trying to answer the question. Interjections keep flying from the other side. I ask that we—

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Gentleman. I will ask for the standard of no interjections. Let the minister answer the question.

MR RAMSAY: There have been a number of ways in which I, my office, my directorate, Mary Durkin, the consultant it was working with, and the task force have been involved and have been consulting with the greyhound industry. We certainly encourage people who are involved to make contact with the task force so that support can be given as we move towards the end of the industry.

Public housing—Chapman

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development and relates to the public housing development in Chapman. Minister, what have been the government’s changes, if any, in response to consultation and when will the final DA be lodged?

MS BERRY: This is very similar to a question I was asked by Mr Hanson during the last sitting period, and my response was that the plans for the Chapman public housing renewal development would be released with the DA. There had been considerable work with the Chapman community to ensure that the community could be involved in looking at the amenity of the development, how it would fit in with the community, the traffic and parking arrangements: all of those have been discussed.

Mr Hanson: On a point of order, Madam Speaker, if I could, on relevance. The question is about what changes now have been made by the government in response to the consultation, not actually about the consultation processes.

MADAM SPEAKER: Do you have anything to add, minister?

MS BERRY: I have answered the question.

MR HANSON: Minister, what is the maximum number of dwellings allowed to be built on the site in Chapman?

MS BERRY: I think the initial idea that was put to the community was that there could be around 30 dwellings put on the site. After a conversation with the Chapman community, that number has been reduced in consultation with the community. Of course, the support that my office and Housing ACT has had from public housing residents, who are looking forward to moving into homes that better suit their needs, has joined a really welcome response from the broader community about ensuring that public housing is built that best suits the need of our community.

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