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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 27 November 2014) . . Page.. 4202 ..


Mr Corbell: There’s no point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: There was a point of order, but Mr Hanson overstepped the mark and engaged in a debate. If Mr Hanson had referred to the standing orders about being directly relevant, he would have had a better case. The Minister for Health has one minute and 12 seconds in which to answer the question, and I am sure she will be mindful of the question about 2008 in that time.

MS GALLAGHER: I will. Madam Speaker, for the interest of members, in 2008 I think we had a commitment for opening the one at the hospital and then to move them out to the community.

Mr Hanson: That’s three then?

MS GALLAGHER: That is right, and we have had three walk-in centres open—

Mr Hanson: You closed one.

MS GALLAGHER: We had one at the hospital and we have one at Belconnen and we now have one at Tuggeranong. The commitment to the people of the ACT was to double funding to the walk-in centres. We delivered on that in our first budget. The people of Canberra love them and you can’t stand that, can you? They are so popular you can’t stand it.

Transport—light rail

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Capital Metro. Minister, on 27 November last year, in relation to cost-benefit analyses, you said:

It is noted that it will likely be desirable from a value for money perspective for ACT Government to adopt a risk sharing/risk adoption approach to any high risk work components not within the potential control of the delivery partner.

The business case also states, amongst other things, that there is likely to be substantial decontamination required at the Mitchell depot site, that no private consortium was willing to take on the patronage risk and that it is likely all the trees on Northbourne Avenue will have to be chopped down. Minister, how much of the utility risk is the government set to bear, and how much will this cost?

MR CORBELL: All of the costs associated with risks, including utility risk, are represented in the contingency amount that is set out in the business case.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, would the ACT government be responsible for decontaminating the Mitchell depot site, and how much would this cost?


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