Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Wednesday, 29 November 2017) . . Page.. 5257 ..
environmental benefits from a reduction in car use and the associated impact on the natural environment; reputational benefit for Canberra being a destination of choice for tourists and residents because of its commitment to healthy and active living; and increased investment in research development and extension into healthy and active living, focusing on innovative ways to translate research into tangible outcomes for everyone in our community.
MR STEEL: Minister, what can we expect to see arising from the preventative health strategy?
MS FITZHARRIS: I am very much looking forward to broader consultation with the community on a preventative health strategy. It will build on significant and highly successful work, particularly done over the past five years, underpinned to a large extent by a range of policies, in particular the towards zero growth policy, which really demonstrated a step change in how we approach preventative health, particularly related to a number of key risk factors which we know contribute to the burden of chronic disease in our community.
We are very proud of programs like it’s your move, the ride or walk to school program, the fresh tastes program, the establishment of the Active Travel Office, and significant investment in walking and cycling infrastructure and in walking and cycling programs. I look forward to launching a new strategy which builds upon this work. I expect that the preventative health strategy will combine these traditional approaches with a new holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of all Canberrans.
When we ask the community, “What does it mean to be healthy?” they tell us it means being connected, it means being included and it means understanding how they can live healthy lives. I anticipate that the preventative health strategy will continue to target the key risk factors: obesity, smoking, risky drinking and drug use, and lack of physical activity. I also expect that it will respond to community views and ambitions on what it means to be healthy and will provide a road map for the ways in which Canberrans can engage with one another and facilitate the interconnectedness that Canberrans value for their health and wellbeing.
Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answer to question without notice
Land Development Agency—processes
MR BARR: I will resolve some confusion in relation to the administrative orders and who has responsibility for which areas. The line of questions that have been directed at the Minister for Urban Renewal largely have not related to the Minister for Urban Renewal’s responsibilities under the administrative orders. Obviously there have been changes to those orders that split responsibilities relating to the Suburban Land Agency between the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister Gentleman. But the line of questions that have been asked in the last few days would be more appropriately directed to me, principally through my responsibilities as the Treasurer but also given that the line of questions relate to my time as the portfolio minister in relation to those matters. If that provides clarity to the chamber I will take those questions—