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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2256..


MS GALLAGHER: My understanding is that I may well receive the clinical review next week, and my intention would be to release that as soon as I can.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Seselja?

MR SESELJA: Given that she did not go anywhere near the actual question: minister, who will make the decision on what elements of the review into workplace bullying are released to the public?

MS GALLAGHER: Mr Seselja misunderstands, I think, that there are two reviews, one going into the clinical standards of the care that is offered, which is very much a review that will be released fully, in its entirety. Some of the issues around workforce culture, as I understand it-I have not seen the draft-do form part of that review. All of that will be released. In relation to the public interest disclosure review, as members would be aware, I am not able to be briefed on that review. My understanding is that it is not complete. It will be a matter for the delegate-I imagine the chief executive of ACT Health-and potentially lawyers representing various parties who may determine what elements of that can be made public, if any at all.

Planning-skate park

MS HUNTER: This is a question to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, in a press release dated 3 June 2010 you announced a $4.2 million investment into a new skate park near Eastern Valley Way inlet and upgrades to the foreshore. Minister, how will this redevelopment and infrastructure project include children and young people in the planning process?

MR STANHOPE: I thank Ms Hunter for the question. Ms Hunter, as you are aware, the project is a joint project between the commonwealth government and the ACT government. The ACT government had given some indication of its support for this proposal through our current budget, the budget to be debated next week, by the inclusion in that budget of funds for a feasibility and design study of an upgrade to the Belconnen skate park. The Belconnen skate park is the oldest, as I understand it, of the ACT skate parks. I am advised by skating enthusiasts that it is very old, that parts of it are not fit for purpose and that it represents a park that was constructed for a technology that essentially is not part and parcel of modern day skating. Some of these aspects are beyond my personal ken and knowledge, but I am advised of these things.

It was in that particular context that the government in this budget had provided for design and feasibility. The commonwealth, through its local government grants fund, a fund which was extended just last week by another $100 million to $1.1 billion, supported funding of this particular program. In the context of that we have sought to match it. It is anticipated-to answer your question, Ms Hunter-that the design aspects of the Woden skate park, funded by the commonwealth and the territory under exactly the same funding arrangement and the same fund, were consulted on quite extensively by Territory and Municipal Services with the broader skating community in the ACT.


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