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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 10 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 3126..


MR BARR: It would be an extensive review, and I am happy to provide information to the member on its findings.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what new initiatives will the government be implementing as a result of this study?

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, I am sorry. That is out of order. It is asking the government to announce new policy. Supplementary question, Ms Porter.

MS PORTER: Minister, what value does the skilled migration program bring to the ACT?

MR BARR: I thank Ms Porter for the question. There is quite considerable value across a number of industry areas.

Roads—Kambah Pool Road

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, Kambah Pool Road is the only road leading into the northern end of Gleneagles estate, Kambah pool recreation area and the Murrumbidgee golf country club and has been the site of numerous accidents, including at least one fatality in recent times. A number of constituents have contacted your office and mine regarding street lighting along Kambah Pool Road in order to make the road safer. Will you be installing lighting at this location as a matter of urgency; if not, why not?

MR RATTENBURY: I thank Mr Wall for the question. There has been quite a bit of discussion about the Kambah pool and Kambah Pool Road at a number of levels. Just yesterday I was discussing the matter of residents also having raised questions about the closure of the road at a certain point. As members may recall, the road has recently been closed overnight right down at Kambah pool in an endeavour to clamp down on hooligan and antisocial behaviour. Some residents have raised the question of whether it should be closed further up the road—I am coming to the lights in a minute, bear with me—and the answer is that we cannot do that because there are a number of rural lessee gates beyond where the proposed gate would be. So that is the element around antisocial behaviour. I understand there is still some concern there—this goes to the lighting to some extent as well.

I will have to take some advice on the lighting specifically, Mr Wall, as it has been some time since I looked at that information. There were some technical limitations around the lighting, but I just cannot bring them to mind at the moment. I will be happy to take that on notice and give you a more fulsome answer.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what criteria are used to determine the priority of new lighting capital works projects?


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