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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (31 July) . . Page.. 2396 ..


Mr Coe: You also said in your document that you weren't open to changing it.

MS FITZHARRIS: Madam Speaker, the very point of consultation is to receive feedback. I have also said publicly that there may well be changes that will be made, but we do not—

Opposition members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Members on my left!

MS FITZHARRIS: As I have said publicly, and as has been clear, as I understand it, from the many community consultations, workshops and meetings that have been attended, we are seeking feedback in order to design the network. That is exactly the purpose of public consultation. For those members of the public who have contacted me, we are keen to get as much information as we can through the your say website, through the huge variety of public consultation activities that are underway, so that we can further refine the proposed network that has gone out. That is exactly the purpose of genuine consultation. That is exactly what the government is doing.

With these changes, for those people who are current users of the system, we want to do everything we can to retain their confidence. This is one of the most significant changes to our public transport network that we have seen in this city. It is based on significant previous community consultation where Canberrans have told us very clearly that they want more frequent, more reliable bus services seven days a week. That is what the new network will deliver. It will deliver 10 rapid services, an increase on the government's previous commitment, as well as our commitment to deliver light rail. We really look forward to bringing all of the feedback together and releasing a new design of the network following assessment of that feedback.

Land—Dickson land swap

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Chief Minister regarding the Territory Records Act. Chief Minister, what action have you taken to ensure that missing documents related to the land swap with the Tradies club are found?

MR BARR: There is an allegation that there are missing documents, and that is being investigated.

MS LAWDER: Chief Minister, which agency or directorate was responsible for maintaining those records, the LDA, the economic development directorate or which other directorate?

MR BARR: It would depend on the nature of documents we are being asked to speculate on. Certainly those two agencies, the LDA and the economic development directorate, may indeed be the most likely agencies to have the documents that are alleged to be missing. But it is really difficult for me to speculate on that at this point.


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