Page 3692 - Week 10 - Tuesday, 18 September 2018

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section 72 might take shape. Both scenarios have common design elements like better cycling and active travel infrastructure, new and infill tree plantings and new, high quality public open space. It is also clear what is out of scope for the project, which includes any changes to the Dickson pool and community centre. Information collected during this stage of engagement will be important in guiding the future planning and design of the precinct.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I give anyone else the call, Mr Coe, Mr Hanson and the late players into the field, Mr Parton and Mrs Dunne, enough. Can we just get to the end of question time without my having to bring you to order.

MS CHEYNE: Minister, how can residents of the inner north and the broader community engage in this community engagement?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Ms Cheyne for the supplementary. The government is committed to working with residents of the inner north and the broader community to look at scenarios which have been released and to shape future land use and public spaces at section 72. This work builds on the vision established through the first stage of community engagement.

The vision for section 72 establishes that process: “Dickson Section 72 will be a lively, safe and accessible community use/residential precinct that encourages active lifestyles, offers innovative housing options, and celebrates the area’s natural attributes and existing uses.”

There are a number of ways to get involved in the second stage of community engagement, including taking an online survey via the ACT government’s your say website, where people can share their ideas on the draft planning scenarios and future uses—

Mr Coe interjecting—


MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I encourage Mr Coe to do so. It also includes attending an interactive drop-in session this Saturday, 22 September—

Mr Coe interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Coe, you are warned.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: from 11 am to 4 pm at 16 Challis Street in Dickson and attending information stalls at Dickson shops on Tuesday, 25 September and Wednesday, 10 October.

Community councils play an important role in consulting on any project like this, and representatives from the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development

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