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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4020..

MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

to a Polish function. It was pleasing at the hill climb to see that the lease had in fact come through. It was a very good event held there. It will greatly assist in terms of providing at least some certainty for motor sport.

It is quite tragic that we do not have a dragway, despite repeated promises. I think it was a very misguided move by the government to get rid of the V8s or whatever they were around Parliament House during June. That event could have been moved. All the work had been done and the money had been spent on infrastructure. It was a great event, which another capital city gladly snapped up.

All that is left at this stage is Fairbairn Park. At least the lease is a positive step. It took some time. I thank the former Deputy Chief Minister, Ted Quinlan, for his efforts there. I think they were quite genuine and they assisted greatly. I will give those opposite a tick in the box for that one at least, but they should bear in mind what I have said in relation to the rest of motor sport and the dragway. And, Andrew, let me know when your triathlon is on; I will certainly let you know when the next rugby match is on.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.33 pm.

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