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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .

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Finally, work is progressing on the planning for and fabrication of a new central table for the chamber and associated changes. Installation will occur after the Assembly rises in August for the final time before the 2016 election. I shall continue to update members on this project.

Paper

Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016—Recommendation 57—Access Canberra—The first 12 months of operation.

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—recommendation 56

Paper and statement by minister

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Planning and Land Management, Minister for Racing and Gaming and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016—Recommendation 56—Detailed Site Investigation—Block 789 and Portions of the Road Reserve Nudurr Drive, Gungahlin ACT 2912, dated March 2016, prepared by Robson Environmental.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR GENTLEMAN: I welcome the opportunity to present the detailed site investigation report on block 789 and portions of the road reserve, Nudurr Drive, Gungahlin. There have been several environmental assessments over 20 years in preparation for development in Gungahlin. This particular assessment was undertaken to determine the suitability of block 789 for construction of the Nudurr Drive extension to Gungahlin Drive and to determine the location and nature of waste materials that have been disposed of or used to fill in this site so that they could be appropriately managed.

Block 789 Gungahlin has historically been used as a disposal site for builders' waste and, on occasion, household refuse. It was also the disposal site for loose-fill asbestos insulation taken from houses in the original Mr Fluffy remediation program in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Determining the location and current state of materials disposed of on site was an important part of the study, as there was little conclusive evidence on the record.

The study was commissioned as part of the preparations for the extension of Nudurr Drive through to Gungahlin Drive. An earlier study focused on the road reserve and


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