Back in February 2020, canberra.bike sent Minister Berry a letter regarding the Whitlam estate development. I received the reply today which is slow as most ministers reply in a matter of weeks. The replies from ministers are usually formal, brief, general and confirm that the current decision or policy is correct. The nature of the reply makes it of little value but asking questions most definitely is worthwhile. In the ACT, any action requires community support.
Yvette Berry wears a lot of hats but Housing and Suburban Development do not seem to get a great deal of attention. Yvette Berry MLA is currently Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Housing and Suburban Development, Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Women, and Sport and Recreation.
I have attached the Minister’s reply as a PDF on this post which you may download and read. The middle paragraph is the most important one. I will comment on the reply in another post.