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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5220 ..


(2) Affected stakeholders will be consulted around time frames and opportunities to relocate to surrounding ovals during the construction period if required, the new surface is expected to be operational in February 2020 at the beginning of the school term.

(3) The replacement of the synthetic surface will be put out to tender requesting a safe high performing surface. Tenderers will be required to specify the type of infill crumb proposed and will be required to certify through testing that it is nontoxic. Material Safety Data sheets will be developed for the product.

(4) Organic material is still being experimented with in Australia. A requirement is for it to be kept moist with the use of water cannons which precludes it from open parkland settings. Industry feedback has indicated that the organic infill compound breaks down quickly and there is additional cost of continual replacement due to it being light weight and subject to washing and blowing away. Another down side to its use is that it compacts and allows the incursion of weeds and other foreign material.

(5) TCCS will engage in a due diligence process with synthetic turf experts to ensure best practice environmental industry standards and objectives are met by adopting new technologies and satisfying community needs.

ACT Health—functions (Question No 1887)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) In relation to the response to part (8) of question on notice No 1682, why was the meeting over-catered by more than 20 percent (170 catered versus 139 attended).

(2) What catering was provided.

(3) What was the menu.

(4) Who was the keynote speaker.

(5) What qualifications and experience made the keynote speaker suitable to address the meeting.

(6) By what procurement method was the keynote speaker chosen and why was that method used.

(7) What was the detail of any elements and costs that make up the total cost for the keynote speaker.

(8) What was the topic of the keynote address.

(9) Will the minister provide a copy of the keynote address.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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