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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (23 September) . .

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MS GALLAGHER: No project has been indefinitely deferred, and I challenge any one of you to go and find a statement which indicates that. What we have flagged with the ACT community is the fact that we have an unforseen—

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! It is not a place for conversation. The Chief Minister is answering a question.

MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Madam Speaker. We have an unforseen priority that requires us to readjust our thinking around the timing of particular infrastructure projects—nothing more than that, nothing less—and it is an entirely reasonable position.

As to accommodating our workforce, this is something we do currently. It is a cost that the budget wears currently, and we are going through this process of the EOI and the subsequent process to finalise, short-list and go through the next stage to ensure that our accommodation costs, which are currently worn by the budget, are incurred in future years in the most efficient and effective way for ACT public servants to deliver a service to the community in accommodation that is appropriate to support the work they do.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, what date will the stadium and city to the lake be built if they have not been indefinitely deferred?

MS GALLAGHER: Those decisions will be taken in due course.

Transport—light rail

MR COE: My question is to the Minister for Capital Metro. Minister, the government recently released detailed design drawings for the proposed light rail route. Can the minister confirm that cars, buses and trucks will not be able to turn right from Lysaght Street in Mitchell onto Flemington Road when light rail is operational?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Coe for the question. It is the case that a number of intersections will be subject to modification along the light rail route. I will have to check the detail in relation to Lysaght Street, so I will take that question on notice and provide an answer to the member.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, what changes will need to be made to Northbourne Avenue so that cars can still access the Yowani Country Club and Southwell Park in both directions once light rail is operational?


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