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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 13 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 4223..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

process to raise their concerns. I anticipate that I will shortly make an announcement in relation to the revised set of route options as a result of the most recent public consultation process. I envisage that the timeframe on that will be before the end of the year.

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, I have a supplementary question. Minister, will you rule out option 2B now?

MR CORBELL: I think I have answered the question.

Mrs Dunne: No, you have not. It is a yes/no answer.

MR CORBELL: You asked me that in the initial question as well as in the supplementary question. As I have made clear, I will be making an announcement on revised route options as a result of the public consultation process. I am taking into account the concerns raised by Arabana Street residents. I am very conscious of those concerns and am seeking to address those through the process. Further, it is worth making the point that route option 2B was actually proposed by the Conservation Council of the South East Region and Canberra. That was one that the government agreed to include in the consultation process because of their concerns about the impact of other potential routes. I have been pleased to have that tested through the consultation process. I will be in a position to make an announcement in relation to a final set of route options before the end of the calendar year.

Sustainable transport plan

MS MacDONALD: Mr Speaker, my question, through you, is to Mr Corbell, the Minister for Planning, and is specifically related to transport. Can the minister advise the Assembly whether the travel modes targets of the government's sustainable transport plan with respect to public transport are being met?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms MacDonald for the question. I am very pleased to confirm that travel modes targets are being met.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, on a point of order: I seek your ruling whether this question is in order because there is an item on the notice paper standing in Ms Porter's name which relates directly to the sustainable transport plan.

MR SPEAKER: Could you repeat the question for me, please?

MS MacDONALD: Certainly. The question is: can the minister advise the Assembly whether the travel modes targets of the government's sustainable transport plan with respect to public transport are being met?

MR SPEAKER: It is very clear that you cannot ask questions that anticipate discussion of a matter on the notice paper. There is a matter on the notice paper under the name of Ms Porter which goes to the sustainable transport plan and which talks about patronage and so on. You have cut across that matter. I would, therefore, rule the question out of order.


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