Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4172 ..
(2) Will Access Canberra consider the development of an app to enable residents to readily and immediately report an issue which may require attention and for a resident’s location at the time to be linked to that report.
(3) If the development of an app is under consideration, (a) will the app enable a photograph to be taken and attached to the report and (b) when is the app expected to be released.
(4) If the development of an app is not being proposed, why is this method not being considered as a strategy for improving data collection.
Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Yes. A review of the existing category list is currently under way in order to improve data collection. For example, sub categories have been added to ‘Graffiti’, which allows for offensive graffiti to be identified more easily and resolved faster. This work is being undertaken within existing resources; as such, timeframes have not been set for implementation.
(2) Not at this time.
(3) See answer to question 2.
(4) The existing web form currently delivers most of the functionality an app would deliver. For example, it is designed to be used on mobile devices/tablets; photos can be attached; location services are used to report an incident; and the web form can be added to the home screen on a mobile or tablet. Creating an app would add significant development and upkeep costs to the product for no additional functionality.
Suburban Land Agency—responsibility
(Question No 539)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:
(1) What is the split between the responsibilities of the Minister for Urban Renewal and the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development in relation to the Suburban Land Agency.
(2) What is the breakdown in the form of a consolidated list of the projects and initiatives associated with the Suburban Land Agency in the 2017-18 Budget that fall under the responsibility of the (a) Minister for Housing and Suburban Development and (b) Minister for Urban Renewal.
(3) How does the Minister for Urban Renewal’s administrative responsibility for “major land and property project facilitation” interact with the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development’s responsibility for (a) suburban land development and (b) the Suburban Land Agency.