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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 1643..


Trees in Nettlefold Street, Belconnen

MR STANHOPE: I took a question on notice from Ms Tucker yesterday, Mr Speaker. Ms Tucker asked me whether an external hydrological assessment had been undertaken at the Nettlefold Street site. I have been advised that no external hydrological assessment of the site was undertaken. Ms Tucker asked me if I would table any such report. My answer is that there was no external hydrological assessment of the site and therefore I have nothing to table.

However, I am advised that the independent tree adviser and Environment ACT officers assessed that the level of groundwork proposed is unlikely to affect the water table, due to the topography of the site. As there are large impervious surfaces on the neighbouring block-Block 3 Section 2-it is unlikely that such a site would receive a significant amount of overland flow. It is understood that the impervious surfaces on Block 3 Section 2 have been in place since around 1978.

In my answer to Ms Tucker yesterday, I said it was my understanding that Nettlefold Street had been designated as a site for commercial use in 1976. That was in fact in 1986, not 1976. I correct that mistake.

Question Nos 531, 533, 555

MR STEFANIAK: There are three overdue questions on notice, all addressed to Mr Wood, which were due on 1 May. Question 555 was with regard to the Cultural Facilities Corporation; question 532 was about the honour walk; and question 531 was on the centenary of federation monument.

MR WOOD: They are close to you, Mr Stefaniak-I will hurry them along. I have seen two of them.

Paper

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Needle exchange program-Answer to question without notice asked of the Chief Minister, on behalf of by Ms Tucker and taken on notice on 3 April 2003.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney General, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for the Environment) (3.13): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79-Copies of executive contracts or instruments -

Long term contract:


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