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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1729..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

busway segment along Northbourne Avenue. We have also allocated an additional $80,000 for detailed design.

This government is about making sure we get it right, making sure that we do the design and the detailed work so that, when we are ready to construct, those issues have been resolved. Busways can work very well. I would encourage members who have not seen them to travel to Brisbane to look at the busway projects that are in place there. These busways deliver very effective rapid transit public transport connections. The busway-type stations lay down the physical connection we will need at a later stage to develop light rail. These busways will be an important part of our policy and we have invested the money to start making it happen. In addition the government has announced a range of other initiatives. These include bike racks on buses, a measure which has been roundly welcomed by organisations such as pedal power; an additional $1 million into improving the missing links in our cycleways; and pedestrian ways to improve the viability of those forms of transport. This is a strong commitment by this government.

MR SPEAKER: The member's time has expired. Mr Hargreaves has a supplementary question.

Mrs Dunne: It's content free.

Mrs Burke: Talk, talk.

MR SPEAKER: Order! I call Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I was just wondering how much cackle I had to put up with in asking the question.

MR SPEAKER: Just come to the supplementary question, please.

MR HARGREAVES: My supplementary question, Mr Speaker, and I thank the minister very much for his response because I have been provided with much more detail than I had before-

MR SPEAKER: Are you going to come to the supplementary question?

MR HARGREAVES: Yes, I will, Mr Speaker.

Mr Pratt: He is just going to ramble on.

Mrs Dunne: It is not even a preamble; it is just a ramble.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Just come to the supplementary question, please.

MR HARGREAVES: Do you want to have another go, Mrs Dunne?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves-

MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. With your indulgence, Mr Speaker, I will ask the supplementary-


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