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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (31 July) . . Page.. 2395 ..


MR COE: Chief Minister, has an internal investigation been held into the missing documents from the Tradies land swap?

MR BARR: The claim has been made that there are missing documents. That has yet to be verified.

MS LAWDER: Chief Minister, why was the records management of your directorate related to this issue so poor?

MR BARR: That is a matter that the directorate and the Auditor-General have examined.

ACTION bus service—Xpresso services

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services and it is about Xpresso bus services. I have attended three public meetings where officials stated that Xpressos were only four per cent of bus patronage but have not given information about which Xpresso services are busy and which are not. Minister, will you release the patronage data for all Xpresso services so the community can make an informed decision or have informed views about which Xpresso services are valuable?

MS FITZHARRIS: Yes, we can do that in the context of the consultation on the new bus network. There is a lot of information available on the your say website. We are looking to supplement that information. I will include the patronage data on Xpressos with that.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minster, some of the new rapids will largely replace the Xpresso services, for example the—

Mr Hanson: Preamble!

MADAM SPEAKER: To the question, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Will you release travel time comparisons between the previous systems for the Xpressos and the new ones planned, so that passengers can see how much quicker or slower the new service will be?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Ms Le Couteur for the supplementary question. I will take that on notice. We will do our best to provide like for like travel time comparisons.

MS CODY: Minister, could you please expand on the consultation process and how that is going along?

MS FITZHARRIS: Thank you, Ms Cody. It is a wonderful opportunity to outline this. This is exactly the kind of public discussion that we want to have about our transport network. We want to have a public discussion with the Canberra community about the types of bus services that will best service our community.


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