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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 4 Hansard (18 April) . . Page.. 1094..


Housing Development - Turner

MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Speaker, yesterday Ms Tucker asked a question in relation to the redevelopment of blocks 2, 3 and 4, section 48, Condamine Street, Turner. My advice is that Traffic and Roads has assessed and endorsed a traffic impact report prepared by Bill Guy and Partners Pty Ltd for the proposed redevelopment. Based on the proposal put forward, the proposed access location satisfies all the normal traffic requirements. However, Traffic and Roads has indicated to the developer that, as the proposed redevelopment will result in a small, but not insignificant, increase in traffic on Condamine Street and, as it is adjacent to the school flag crossing, it will be recommending that off-site works, to be funded by the developer, include the provision of a pedestrian refuge island. Ms Tucker also inquired whether the department was considering charging the developers for traffic calming measures. Mr Speaker, developments are assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine what off-site works are required by the developer in relation to traffic safety.

Trade Union Picket - Damage to Legislative Assembly Building

MR SPEAKER: Yesterday afternoon, during the adjournment debate, Mr Humphries asked me a question about expenses incurred during the union bans which affected this Assembly for a 31/2-week period in February-March 1996. The expenses incurred during the union bans are as follows. The security reader on the rear door was replaced, at a cost of $1,109. Glass at the public entrance was repaired at a cost of $55. Footpaths around the Assembly building were steam cleaned and windows at each entry were cleaned, at a combined cost of $680. There was contracted work for which expenditure had been committed but which was not undertaken because of industrial bans. This included cleaning of the building, totalling $10,180, and air-conditioning maintenance of $140. Finally, there was the estimated cost of repair work to the air-conditioning plant, which damage was possibly caused by a lack of water supply. The pump repair cost $2,500. The total cost of this work is $14,664. I think I should say that we are investigating whether the cleaning contract does, in fact, have to be paid. I am not sure of that at the moment. Investigations are continuing. But at the moment the figure stands at $14,664.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I would ask you a question further to that. Would you consider sending the bill to Mrs Carnell, as she was responsible for the industrial dispute?

MR SPEAKER: No. There is no question.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, you took the question yesterday.

MR SPEAKER: There is nothing before the house. I have no intention of sending that account to Mrs Carnell.

Mr Berry: I will ask you in the adjournment debate.

MR SPEAKER: I have just answered you. I have no intention of sending the bill to Mrs Carnell.


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