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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3700..


(2) What adequate bushfire response plans did the Emergency Services Bureau put in place that would identify that rural settlements such as Tharwa, Pierces Creek, Uriarra and Stromlo face a major threat from a bushfire.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The question falls within the sub judice convention and I therefore do not propose to provide an answer or enter debate concerning the question. The relevant court proceedings are both the 2003 Bushfire Coronial Inquiry and the current ACT Supreme Court proceedings arising from the January 2003 bushfires.

(2) The question falls within the sub judice convention and I therefore do not propose to provide an answer or enter debate concerning the question. The relevant court proceedings are both the 2003 Bushfire Coronial Inquiry and the current ACT Supreme Court proceedings arising from the January 2003 bushfires.

Spence primary school

(Question No 568)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 26 August 2005:

What (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long term plans does the Government have for the old Spence Primary School, Mount Rogers, in Spence.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The former Spence Primary School was converted into the Mount Rogers Community Centre in 1999. It currently has many tenants that cover a diverse portfolio of activities. Each tenant has an individual period of tenure that commenced from the date that the tenancy was agreed. The current tenants at the Centre are:

    • The Baringa Child Care Centre Incorporated
    • Dale Stevens
    • The Canberra Dance Development Centre
    • JCE Positive Outcomes Pty Ltd
    • Kip McGrath
    • Light Educational Ministries
    • Northside Christian Church Incorporated
    • The Spastic Centre, NSW
    • St Paul's Anglican Church Ginninderra
    • Sue Read

There are no plans at this stage for any change to this arrangement.

Children-playground safety

(Question No 569)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 26 August 2005:


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