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(6) ACT public servants are not directly allocated to the Local Industry Advocate. Ms Lundy interacts with officers across the ACT Public Service pertinent to the issues and outcomes the position has been designed to address. For example, the Small Business Innovation Partnerships team in CMTEDD does work closely with the LIA on industry capability and engagement and provides support by triaging Local Industry Advocate matters. The Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy (LIPP) was developed by a staff in Innovate Canberra, with Ms Lundy actively involved in the policy development process.

(7) During the development of the Local Industry Participation Policy (LIPP) businesses and industry associations were first consulted through industry briefings/forums. LIPP Industry briefings were held with

Canberra Business Chamber and their kindred organisations with over 26 business and association representatives attending;

Master Builders Association and their members;

ACT Council of Social Services;

Property Council; and


Consultation was conducted through industry briefings, meetings and written submissions after reviewing the draft LIPP.

The ACT Government received eight written submissions in response to the draft LIPP.

Thirty one meetings including training sessions have been held with local businesses or industry associations regarding the LIPP.

(8) A specific list of businesses Ms Lundy has met with is not maintained, however, the Local Industry Advocate meets with a range of businesses, government officials and organisations on a regular basis.

(9) The CMTEDD Annual Report provides information on achieving the Government’s economic diversification objectives, which includes the work of the LIA/DIA.

Access Canberra—data collection
(Question No 541)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) In an answer provided to the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-18 (reference E17-379), did the Minister for Regulatory Services advise that Access Canberra and Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) are working on a range of strategies to improve data collection; if so, what are the actions that TCCS is undertaking to improve its data collection and responsiveness.

(2) When will the improvements in part (1) take place.

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