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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 8 Hansard (6 August) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, when will public consultation take place on the redevelopment of the Services Club site?

MR BARR: That will depend on the nature of any development application that is lodged and it will, of course, depend on who the proponent is in relation to any specific development on that site. Once there is a proposal that would involve an actual development, as opposed to the concept of development, there will be consultation on the specific proposal. But the Manuka Oval master plan consultation went for four years, from 2009 to about 2013.

Schools—Telopea Park

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, why are you satisfied that Telopea school's footprint should be reduced, and was the school principal instructed not to advise the school community when the land transfer was being processed?

MS BURCH: As part of this arrangement, should it proceed, we will see an investment of $800,000 in new sporting and recreational facilities on the Telopea school site. At the moment I think there are about 12 sessions a week that are using the tennis courts. The master plan may support, and the school may support, bringing tennis courts onto the school precinct.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Again I ask the minister why she is satisfied that Telopea school's footprint should be reduced? Was the school principal instructed not to advise the school community about the land transfer process? Does the minister have plans to reduce the priority enrolment area for the school, remove the French school or construct demountables on the already reduced playing area when the school reaches capacity enrolment?

Mr Doszpot: Supplementaries?

MADAM SPEAKER: Wait for it, Mr Doszpot; wait for it.

Mr Barr: Let the minister answer the question first.

MS BURCH: I am quite happy to go to the supplementaries—

MADAM SPEAKER: Maybe Mr Doszpot knows the answer to the question, or maybe he thinks he does. But he does not get to answer the question. Minister Burch, you do.

MS BURCH: Certainly the use of demountables is common practice across our schools to accommodate the ebb and flow of growth in and movement of student


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