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strip of land adjacent to the old Shell refinery site on block 9 and the freight rail line at Fyshwick. Minister, has this block been valued, offered for sale or sold and, if so, at what price?
MR GENTLEMAN: I understand the process is in train at the moment—pardon the pun. Those matters have not been concluded at this stage but I am happy to get more details and come back to the chamber on it.
MS LEE: Minister, was the block offered for sale publicly? If not, why not? If so, when and by what method?
MR GENTLEMAN: My understanding is that the block was not offered publicly for sale. In relation to the directorate’s work on the sale of that block, again I will take the details on notice and come back to the chamber.
MR PARTON: Minister, at this stage how many valuations have been undertaken, and when the process is finalised, will you be able to table that information in this place?
MR GENTLEMAN: Yes. I will obtain as much information as I can from the directorate, and I am happy to table it in the chamber.
MS CODY: My question is to the Minister for Women. Minister, the ACT women’s plan and its first action plan provide two years worth of actions to deliver real change in our community on gender equality. Can you update the Assembly on some of the first-year achievements and how these actions are contributing to better outcomes for women and girls in the ACT?
MS BERRY: I thank Ms Cody for the question. Soon the government will be releasing a detailed report to let the community know what we have achieved in the first year of the women’s plan. As members will know, these actions, which sit under the ACT women’s plan, are focused on getting better health and wellbeing outcomes for women and girls in the ACT community. Importantly, these actions are the responsibility of the whole ACT government. The office for women and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Women are working closely with directorates to ensure that they remain focused on delivering their actions.
I am glad to say that in the first year there has already been a great deal of action. We have held two great forums to engage with women, community organisations and business representatives. They provided an opportunity for leaders across government and the community to work together to identify the barriers and opportunities for future progress.
In sport, the government is actively promoting and encouraging more women to get involved through a range of actions. These include the HerCanberra active portal launched in October last year and the development of female-friendly infrastructure