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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (31 August) . . Page.. 2616 ..

MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

The Allen report indicated that there are a number of schemes which probably would be quite attractive to the private sector, especially the builder-owner-operator and the builder-owner-operator and transfer schemes. I am aware of interest already in this project in some areas of the private sector.

MR RUGENDYKE: I thank the Minister. As a supplementary question, I ask: Is the Government confident that the project is now safeguarded against further complaints that might hold up this vitally needed asset for Belconnen?

MR STEFANIAK: I do not know that the Government is confident. Certainly, there have been some vocal critics of the proposal. As I indicated, I did notice upon my return a press release by one of the private operators who have been involved in complaints before indicating that he - and I think some other people with him - had the intention of looking at further action, including legal action. I suppose that is anyone's right. We will have to see what occurs there. I am unaware of any definite action being taken. I am merely indicating to you as a result of your question that I did see such a press release. I could probably make available a copy of it if you do not have one. Certainly, one turned up in my office.

Ms Carnell: I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper, Mr Speaker.



MR SPEAKER: For the information of members, I present, pursuant to subsection 31(3) of the Auditor-General Act 1996, the report by the Independent Auditor on the performance audit of the operation of the Auditor-General of the Australian Capital Territory.



MS CARNELL (Chief Minister): For the information of members, I present the ACT Government's workforce statistical report for the fourth quarter of 1998-99.



MS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the ministerial travel report for the period March to June 1999.

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