Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4522 ..
(2) The FOY Group has not lodged any subsequent EIS with the Authority.
(3) Once the final report was received, the EIS process is deemed complete. The findings of the inquiry are a mandatory consideration in the development application process and therefore it is up to the proponent to determine next steps.
(Question No 514)
Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Women, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:
(1) In relation to question on notice E17-156, what specific actions will the ACT Government take to increase the percentage of women who feel safe when they are by themselves, walking or jogging in their neighbourhood during the night.
(2) What changes to (a) street lighting, (b) foot and cycle paths, (c) landscaping and (b) police presence, will be made to address this.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The ACT Government is committed to women’s safety. In the ACT Women’s Plan 2016 26, First Action Plan 2017-19 released in March, the ACT Government is currently undertaking a number of actions that are relevant to women’s safety. Relevant actions include:
• Promoting the use of Women’s Safety Audits at events run by the ACT Government. Women’s Safety Audits help improve safety across a number of areas, such as lighting, signage, visibility, accessibility and parking.
• The Active Travel Office will engage women’s groups prior to rollout of funding for footpath maintenance, cycling and walking route upgrades and age-friendly suburb improvements in shopping centres and existing suburbs.
• Investigate the use of the Safety Mapping Tool to guide ACT Government planning.
• Review the ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design General Code’ from a safe and inclusive communities perspective (with a focus on women) and review language used in this Code.
• Determine the process by which women’s perspectives can be incorporated into Master Plans, Territory Plan reviews and urban design processes.
• Review customer service interfaces and how this supports access to planning services for women.
• Include women, and in particular young women aged 15-21, in the planning and design study of local centres. Study will identify resilience, liveability and accessibility at the local level and provide a comparative basis to test planning and design responses in line with national best practice.
These actions will be supplemented by further work undertaken in the second year of the First Action Plan 2017-19.
a) A Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) was recently undertaken for streetlight maintenance and upgrade services, which has resulted in a