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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (6 April) . .

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MR COE: Chief Minister, do you plan to have people taking voluntary redundancies before the end of this financial year?

MR BARR: That is subject to an ongoing process in accordance with our enterprise bargaining arrangements.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Aside from CMTEDD, what other agencies are also seeking expressions of interest for redundancies?

MR BARR: None that I am aware of, outside those that were the subject of yesterday's question, and today's.

Street lights—proposed sale

MRS JONES: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, what is the status of the government's proposed sale of street lights?

MR BARR: The government sought expressions of interest from the market. We have received a number of expressions of interest and we are currently considering those.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, what is the current maintenance cost of the streetlights? How does this compare to an availability payment of fee-for-service with a privatised network?

MR BARR: Many millions of dollars; I will need to check the exact figure and provide that information for the member. In relation to potential alternative arrangements, that is obviously the subject of government consideration.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, is it proposed that the revenue from the sale of street lights be included in the upfront capital payment for light rail?

MR BARR: Not under the current asset recycling initiative arrangements that we have with the commonwealth government. We have already raised sufficient capital through asset recycling to meet that contribution.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, what lessons have been learnt from other jurisdictions that have already sold street light assets?


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