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(24) What aspects were lacking that will be incorporated into a future review and when will this review take place.
(25) Why was there no effort to distribute or communicate the final Business Impact Assessment of ACT Government-led construction activities in Gungahlin report to businesses that participated, businesses invited to participate and broader stakeholders
(26) Will businesses be offered a formal opportunity to comment on the Business Impact Assessment of ACT Government-led construction activities in Gungahlin report.
(27) How will the lessons learnt from this report be tracked for implementation and effectiveness across future Government infrastructure projects.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. For the purpose of the retail trend data analysis Gungahlin was defined as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2) area that surrounds the Gungahlin Town Centre known as the suburb of Gungahlin. The ABS notes the data published at the SA2 level has been confidentialised so as not to reveal the identity of any business units.
2. The online survey provided a quantitative data source. Comment and feedback garnered outside of the survey was qualitative in nature and was used to inform the analysis and interpretation of the survey results.
Information obtained from face to face interviews is not conducive to statistical analysis.
3. The survey process involved 210 businesses being contacted either by email, telephone or in person. 151 of the contacts were successful and feedback was received from 100. 16 of these was via formal interviews.
All information garnered via either the survey, phone or face-to-face sessions provided qualitative feedback which informed the analysis and interpretation of the survey results.
4. A successful contact incudes where contact was attempted and made with a business, by either phone, online survey or face-to-face.
5. The details of successful contacts were documented by field staff and feedback was used as qualitative data to inform the analysis of the survey and general report findings.
6. The face-to-face feedback sessions provided an opportunity to elaborate on the survey as well as discuss other matters to inform the analysis. While providing an opportunity to respond to the survey, the face-to-face sessions also offered qualitative feedback which informed the analysis and interpretation of the survey results.
7. The primary purpose of the assessment was to garner opinions from business operators, which would then enable Government to better understand the impact of delivering large projects and assist in better planning in the future around projects of a similar nature.