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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 3835 ..

MS CARNELL (continuing):

now, because they think it is politically expedient to bash public servants around the head, they appear to be going in a different direction.

MR SPEAKER: Do you have a supplementary question, Mr Corbell?

MR CORBELL: Yes, Mr Speaker. I thought the Chief Minister was the Minister responsible for public administration. Can I just get on the phone to the Public Service commissioner? Would that be easier?

Mr Stanhope: Yes, you can.

MR CORBELL: It sounds like I can and I will.

MR SPEAKER: No preamble.

MR CORBELL: Since the Government's review of the status of four of the seven executives receiving temporary accommodation allowance to extend the payment beyond the three-year threshold provided for in the guidelines, what officer contributions have been sought from them?

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I just said that I would take it on notice.

St John the Apostle Primary School

MR RUGENDYKE: My question is to the Treasurer, Mr Humphries. Could the Treasurer advise the Assembly what provisions have been made for car parking to accommodate St John the Apostle Primary School students and their parents after the impending sale of blocks 15 to 19 of section 98, directly across the road from their school in Florey?

MR HUMPHRIES: I thank Mr Rugendyke for the question. Mr Rugendyke has spoken to me before about this issue and, no doubt, other members of the Assembly have had representations from the St John the Apostle Primary School. I know that Mr Hird has expressed concern about the possibility that some car parking space for the St John the Apostle Primary School would be lost, with the sale of a number of blocks opposite the school on Pawsey Circuit, a sale proposed for this December.

I visited the school a few weeks ago and had discussions with the principal. I have also discussed the matter with my colleague the Minister for Urban Services. I can advise the Assembly that we believe that we have reached a satisfactory resolution of the problem which involves the creation of a new bus bay on Barnard Circuit, the establishment of some new footpaths to join that bus bay with St John the Apostle Primary School, the conversion of the present bus turning circle on Pawsey Circuit into a parking area for staff at the school and the conversion of the present car park for staff and other space next to that into general car parking for parents and visitors to the school.

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