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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1533..

(1) Who is conducting the study?

(2) What progress has been made on that study?

(3) When does the Minister expect to receive the results of the study?

(4) Will the Minister consult with the present lessees of block 3,section 129, Narrabundah about the land use study before the Minister makes any decisions about land use?

(5) When will the Minister inform the Legislative Assembly on progress in accordance with the resolution of 11 April 2002?

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) PALM has conducted the study and engaged SMEC Australia Pty Ltd (SMEC) to assist in this work.

(2) SMEC submitted a report and recommendations to PALM in March 2003.

(3) PALM and Land Group have examined these recommendations and presented the results and a suggested response to the review for my consideration.

(4) The current lessees have been consulted throughout the study process. PALM will continue to keep the current lessees informed following consideration of the findings of the review.

(5) I will advise the Assembly of the findings of the planning review following my consideration of the report and the recommendations of PALM and the Land Group.

Emergency Services-Hume helipad

(Question No 607)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 3 April 2003:

In relation to the additional Helipad at Hume:

(1) Can the Minister advise what works have been undertaken as part of the $28 000 spent on this project at 31 December 2002;

(2) Has this project been completed or are there more works still to be undertaken:

(3) What are the benefits to Canberra residents due to this project expenditure;

(4) Can the Minister explain why there was a $13 000 overspend on this project.

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