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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 8 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2404..


MADAM SPEAKER: Preamble, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: what will the $600,000 encompass and when will it be delivered?

MR BARR: Not surprisingly, the design work for the road, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, why is the government unwilling to support these businesses by providing proper access to motorists right from the beginning?

MR BARR: There is a significant investment in this new road. The Majura parkway is the largest infrastructure project, or will be the largest infrastructure project, in the territory in coming years. Particularly once the airport, the ASIO building and the dam are completed, it will be the largest infrastructure project in the territory. So that is a pretty significant commitment.

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, you are distracting Mr Barr from answering the question.

MR BARR: Thank you, Madam Speaker. In relation to access and egress to the Majura Park shopping centre, I would of course remind Mr Smyth that there is a major intersection about 500 metres to the south of the area that he is most concerned about. We are also making provision in this budget for new access roads to open up new land releases in that area.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, how much federal money has been forgone as a result of not putting this in the original design scope?

MR BARR: None, Madam Speaker.

Kangaroos—cull

MS BERRY: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, today you have announced that a conservation cull to reduce overpopulation of eastern grey kangaroos in Canberra nature reserves will be held this winter. Can you advise the basis on which your decision was taken and under what advice the number of kangaroos to be culled has been determined?

MR RATTENBURY: I thank Ms Berry for the question. I have today made an announcement that there will be conservation cull of eastern grey kangaroos undertaken this winter. That is of 1,455 individuals. The purpose of that cull, as I said, is for conservation purposes; it is about enabling an appropriate level of management and protection of our Canberra Nature Park. Unfortunately we have a situation where


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