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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4828..


Questions without notice taken on notice

Transport—public

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Bresnan on Wednesday, 21 September 2011): There are currently no plans to include Bike and Ride facilities at Calwell Park and Ride.

Bike and Ride facilities are mainly provided where frequent bus services (such as blue rapid or red rapid) are available.

The Calwell site will be considered in future assessments of Bike and Ride facilities.

Schools—Catholic

Mr Barr (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Hunter on Thursday, 22 September 2011):

(1) The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Catholic Education Office was advised by the Economic Development Directorate (EDD) verbally in late September 2010, and via email on 8 October 2010, that the site in the original structure plan for Throsby was no longer suitable.

The advice provided to the Catholic Education Office was based on information received from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD then ACTPLA) which recommended that the original planned site posed too high a risk for bushfires coming from Mulligan's Flat.

(2) The CEO was advised of the new site location at the same time as it was advised that the original site was not suitable. The CEO acknowledged the change at the time and indicated acceptance of it.

EDD has consistently acknowledged the CEO's preferred construction start date and committed to work towards it. However, the Commonwealth is the approving authority for matters of national environmental significance under the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). EDD has never, therefore, been in a position to make a specific commitment about when the site would be available for construction.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—fire management unit

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 22 September 2011): The role of the manager of the TAMS Fire Management Unit has not changed since June. He and his staff continue to deliver high quality fire management outcomes in accordance with the Bushfire Operational Plan.

Mitchell—chemical fire

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur on Tuesday, 20 September 2011): The following agencies were consulted and attended the scene of the Mitchell hazardous fire on the morning of 16 September 2011:


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