Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 3379 ..
MR SMYTH (continuing):
Jardine Street, where it currently terminates. The sum of $33,000 of the precinct management program's funds will be used to provide subsoil drainage and for the collection of water from downpipes currently flowing across footpaths in Green Square. It is necessary to carry out this work as part of the upgrade to ensure positive drainage for the square and its connection to the stormwater lines.
Mr Kaine was quite correct. Budget Paper No. 4, page 135, shows that there is money allocated for forward design for the Kingston stormwater augmentation to the value of $200,000. It will be looking at completing design work for upgrading the old system, which is now considered inadequate. It is proposed that this system take the stormwater from Jardine Street to Telopea Park stormwater channel. As yet, construction funds have not been allocated to this project. We will look at that in the context of future capital works programs.
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:
ACT Government Workforce Statistical Report for the first quarter of 1998-99.
Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation quarterly report for April to June 1998, pursuant to subsection 28(3) of the Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Act 1997.
Consolidated Financial Management Report for the month and financial year to date ending 31 October 1998, pursuant to section 26 of the Financial Management Act 1996.
The latter report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.
Discussion of Matter of Public Importance
MR SPEAKER: I have received a letter from Mr Wood proposing that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Assembly for discussion, namely:
The needs of the disabled.
MR WOOD (4.01): Mr Speaker, in the budget and subsequently, the Chief Minister and her colleagues have spoken much about the caring capital. Today I want to acknowledge a circumstance where that is certainly the case. Yesterday, in company with Mr Rugendyke, I took to Minister Moore two particularly stressful cases of people with a very significant disability. I want to thank the Minister for his prompt