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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (9 February) . .

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Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members!

MR CORBELL: that the answer is no.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, under any of your portfolios has any member of your staff ever been asked by the CFMEU to act contrary to the ministerial code of conduct?

MR CORBELL: Not to my knowledge.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: If "not to your knowledge", will you now ask your staff and report back to the Assembly?

MR CORBELL: My staff would be required to advise me of any such approach, and they have not.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, has the CFMEU ever tried to improperly influence the capital metro project or any other project under your control?

MR CORBELL: No.

Transport—light rail

MS BURCH: My question is to the Minister for Capital Metro. Following last week's announcement of the preferred bidder for the first stage of Canberra's light rail network, can the minister outline to the Assembly which companies make up the winning consortium and what expertise in light rail and infrastructure they will bring?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Burch for the question. Last week I was very pleased to join with the Chief Minister to announce that the first stage of Canberra's light rail network—that promise by this government before the last election—will be delivered by a world-class consortium, Canberra Metro, that it will be delivered sooner than originally anticipated and that it will be delivered more cheaply than the government estimated.

Canberra Metro comprises Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, Deutsche Bahn International and CAF. Between them they will deliver 12 kilometres of light rail track, 13 stops, 14 light rail vehicles, a depot and 20 years of operation and maintenance. Combined, the members of this consortium have more than 220 years of experience in systems engineering, light rail operations and maintenance, and they collectively provide, globally, more than two billion passenger journeys each and every year.


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