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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (17 September) . .

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Mr Wall: It is somewhere around that 300 figure?

MS BURCH: Yes. The majority—

MADAM SPEAKER: Standing order 42 again.

MS BURCH: Sorry, we should not talk across the chamber, Madam Speaker. I am absolutely confident that the services will be in place.

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! It is very difficult. Minister Burch, have you finished?

MS BURCH: I most certainly have.

Planning—proposed swimming pool

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Economic Development. Minister, a Canberra Times article of 15 September said:

The swimming pool on the lakefront, which includes a quarantined, possibly heated, swimming area in the lake itself, looks likely to go ahead.

Minister, can you confirm that this project is going ahead?

MR BARR: Within the city to the lake project there are a number of individual infrastructure projects of which a new Civic swimming pool is one and, yes, it is going ahead.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, what environmental impact studies will be done with regard to the pool project?

MR BARR: Those that are required in the assessment of a development application.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what studies or consultations will be undertaken with Canberra residents with regard to this project?

MR BARR: Extensive. They have already begun.

Mr Wall: Such as?

MR BARR: Such as there have been about 17,000 Canberrans engaged—

MADAM SPEAKER: You have had your question, Mr Wall.

MR BARR: in various elements of consultation in relation to the city to lake project. There have been a number of exhibitions held on the site in the CBD. Online there has


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