Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 5010 ..
(2) Master plans for the Dickson, Kingston, Erindale, Kambah, Pialligo centres have been fully incorporated into the Territory Plan, while the master plan for Tuggeranong has been partially incorporated. Draft variations to the Territory Plan for the Weston, Oaks Estate, Woden and Mawson centres fully incorporate the master plan planning policy recommendations but are yet to be finalised. Draft variations to the Territory Plan for the Belconnen and Calwell centres are currently being prepared.
(Question No 680)
Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:
(1) What consultation/ communication was had with business prior to the start of the light rail works in the Gungahlin Town Centre regarding the likely impact on their business.
(2) Were businesses impacted in the town centre informed (a) when the work would start, (b) when the work would be completed and (c) of the nature of the disruptions.
(3) How long will the works continue for.
(4) Was it made clear to businesses impacted that all of Hibberson Street between Hinder Street and Gungahlin Place would be closed.
(5) Was it made clear to businesses impacted that the crossing to Hibberson Street along Hinder Street would be closed for part of the works
(6) Was it made clear to businesses impacted that much of Gungahlin Place between Hibberson Street and Efkarpidis Street would be closed.
(7) How long will each of these sections be closed.
(8) When can customers and businesses expect to see these sections open.
(9) What compensation is available for loss of business to each of the owners of businesses in the Gungahlin Village and Gungahlin Square.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) A range of communication activities were held with businesses prior to the start of the Light Rail works. These activities are listed below:
• A Retail Information Session was held in March 2017 by Canberra Metro and the Light Rail Business Link Program;
• the Canberra Metro Stakeholder Engagement Officer visited individual businesses on Hibberson Street and Gungahlin Retail Centre Managers to advise on the likely impacts of construction works;
• information was provided through the Canberra Metro and Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) websites;