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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . .

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MR WALL: Minister, is there enough capacity at the ACT tips to cope with the proposed demolition of 1,000 Mr Fluffy homes?

MR RATTENBURY: Yes, this situation will have no impact on the capacity to deal with asbestos. Asbestos, as members probably know, is dealt with at west Belconnen landfill and the site does have sufficient capacity.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, what steps will be taken to ensure that there is not additional traffic on Beaurepaire Crescent in Holt, given the additional traffic put there with the speed humps placed on Spofforth Street?

MR RATTENBURY: The government's intention is that there will not be rat running through those streets. The government will work with the contractors. A large number of the additional vehicles going to west Belconnen are those of SITA, which is of course the direct contractor taking the household garbage to the site. But with all of the other trucks going out there, TAMS knows who they are, and they will be directed to use Southern Cross Drive. If members or members of the public do notice vehicles not using the routes they are supposed to use, I would appreciate an early report so that we might seek to address that matter.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, will the Mugga Lane tip have sufficient capacity to cope with the ACT rubbish after the new cells are opened in January?

MR RATTENBURY: Yes. Once the new cells are completed—the first one will be ready from January; then there is a second cell coming. That is the short-term answer, but there is also a larger planned extension, stage 5 of the Mugga Lane landfill, which will cater for the ACT's waste needs until at least 2035.

Transport—light rail

MS PORTER: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, last week you confirmed the government's commitment to the capital metro project component of the 2012 Labor election commitment to building and transforming our city. Can you advise the Assembly of the investment that has been made over the past decade by successive Labor governments in building and delivering transport options for Canberra?

MS GALLAGHER: I thank Ms Porter for her question. As Ms Porter has outlined in her question to me, the Labor government has made significant investments over the last decade in building and delivering transport options for Canberra. Significant investments in all forms of transport are part of the government's larger plan to invest right across the city and, indeed, remain one of our four key priorities.

The government understands the importance of high quality infrastructure to the economic prosperity of our community and our region. Our investment has been


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