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(5) Will results of this survey be available to the general public in full or will SMEC as well as TAMS maintain the results as commercial-in-confidence;

(6) Will the survey be presented to TAMS with recommendations; if so, will the public have access to those recommendations.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. The money spent on the survey is approximately $12,000.

2. The survey was undertaken as part of the ACT Park & Ride Strategy Study. SMEC was selected to undertake the Study through a tender process conducted in accordance with ACT Procurement Policies and Guidelines.

3. The survey was prepared by SMEC and commented on by TAMS before distribution.

4. The information collected has been analysed by SMEC and forms part of the ACT Park and Ride Strategy Study.

TAMS will have access to the information.

5. The survey forms are commercial in confidence. The ACT Park and Ride Strategy Study will be available on request along with the analysis and results.

6. As the survey forms part of the ACT Park and Ride Strategy Study, the recommendations will be drawn not only from the survey but also from the research, investigation and analysis undertaken as part of the Study.

Members of the public can gain access to the report on request.

Gas-fired power station
(Question No 2078)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 8 May 2008:

(1) When did ActewAGL initially enter into discussion with the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) regarding the Minister’s proposal to grant approval to ActewAGL to construct a large industrial facility on block 1671 in the Tuggeranong district, specifically Development Application No 200704152;

(2) Is ActewAGL the only proponent of the proposal or are there other parties involved;

(3) What classification of land can such a facility be built on in accordance with the relevant Territory Plan that would not require special consideration;

(4) What classification of land use is prescribed for block 1671 under the relevant Territory Plan and what purposes can this land be utilised for under this classification;

(5) Will the current classification be altered upon approval for this proposal and will this have any impact on classification of land adjacent to block 1671;

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