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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 August 2011) . . Page.. 3651 ..


MR CORBELL: Unlike Mr Smyth, I do not really concern myself with a lot of trivia. I focus on the broader strategic—

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

MR CORBELL: I focus—

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MR CORBELL: Next Mr Smyth will be asking me about why I was not informed that the bins in the ESA headquarters were yellow instead of green or why the car parking line marking had not been completed outside the building. Quite frankly, what this highlights—

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! That is enough.

MR CORBELL: is that Mr Smyth would be the sort of minister more interested in these issues than in the broader strategic issues about the effective and efficient delivery of emergency services response capability in the territory. That is my focus as the minister, and I leave these types of administrative—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, that is enough.

MR CORBELL: I leave these types of administrative issues to the people employed to manage the agency on a day-to-day basis.

Parkwood Road recycling estate—risk management plan

MR COE: My question is for the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development and concerns the Parkwood Road recycling estate. Minister, in May last year, in response to a question taken on notice from me during the estimates process, the then Minister for Land and Property Services said:

Officers from ACT Property Group (ACTPG) conducted a site inspection of all tenancies (approximately 50 in total) on 23 December 2009. As a result of this inspection, follow up letters were sent later that day to 20 of the tenants with sites that were identified as requiring clean-up.

The minister went on to say:

ESA and ACTPG discussed that a thorough risk management plan of the entire Parkwood site should be conducted. ESA are further looking into this and will


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