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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2423..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

This particular facility will be removed. In the context of the Conservation Council, Dance ACT and the other tenants, they are all being rehoused by the ANU consistent with the agreement that we struck. To suggest that the ACT government would then automatically rebuild a new facility is something that we are not contemplating.

Ms Hunter: Mr Speaker-

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, one moment please. Stop the clocks. Do you have a point of order, Ms Hunter?

Ms Hunter: Yes, I have a point of order about a directly relevant answer. There is some good context there, but I am particularly interested in what the ACT government is going to do about replacing that music venue in the city area.

MR SPEAKER: The Chief Minister.

MR STANHOPE: The ACT government has no plans to replace McGregor hall, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary question?

MS BRESNAN: What is the government doing about the reduction of community-use sites in and close to the city, which is primarily due to urban infill?

MR STANHOPE: I missed the first part of the question. I am sorry, Ms Bresnan, can you repeat the question?

MS BRESNAN: Yes, my question is: what is the government doing about the reduction of community-use sites in and close to the city, which is primarily due to urban infill?

MR STANHOPE: Well, I think I answered that question in my previous answer. In relation to community-use sites, the only ones that I am aware of are in city west. I think I had answered that question fully in providing some context to my last answer when Ms Hunter indicated she had had enough. I refer to my previous answer.

Housing-stimulus funding

MS PORTER: My question is to the minister for housing. Could the minister please update the Assembly on progress with the development of stimulus funding for older persons accommodation?

MS BURCH: I thank Ms Porter for her question. As members will be aware, the federal government has made significant investment in social housing across Australia as part of its stimulus plan for the Australian economy. The ACT has been allocated $87 million for the construction of new social housing properties here in the ACT.

It is my pleasure to report to members that the ACT continues to be one of the leading jurisdictions in the delivery of our construction program. As part of the government's


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