Page 1412 - Week 04 - Thursday, 26 March 2009

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MR BARR: I am aware of some proposals that have been put, in the first instance I understand through the Planning and Land Authority, on applications from owners of some of those private facilities to rezone the facility, the most obvious one being the Big Splash facility at Macquarie. That has been the subject of considerable interest by the owner in seeking to change the territory plan to allow a broader range of uses on that site.

To date, from recollection, a couple of proposals have been put to government over the term of this government. I am aware of at least one whilst I have been minister. That has not proceeded to any formal territory plan variation and at this stage remains an idea from a proponent. There is really nothing further to comment on in relation to Macquarie.

Kaleen, I understand, is undergoing some work at this point in time. Again, it is a private facility; so I am not aware of the status of that work. It is not something that is advised to me. I have no statutory responsibility for a private swimming pool refurbishment.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, a supplementary?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what directions, if any, have you given to ACTPLA in relation to these facilities?

MR BARR: I have discussed these matters with the Planning and Land Authority and indicated, for example, on the Big Splash site, I was not supportive of one of the proposals that were put forward most recently by the proponents there. They were seeking, from memory, a major rezoning from sport and recreation purposes to residential. That has not been something that I have supported as minister. That is really the end of the matter at this point.


MS HUNTER: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, yesterday when asked why the student centred appraisal of needs, SCAN, was not included in the terms of reference for the special education review you said that the terms of reference were agreed with stakeholders. Can you inform the Assembly who the stakeholders were?

MR BARR: They included the special education advisory council that contains a broad membership from a variety of stakeholders. I do not have the full list in front of me but it does include a very broad group of special education stakeholders and I am happy to provide the detail of those stakeholders to Ms Hunter.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Ms Hunter?

MS HUNTER: Minister, are you aware if there were parents who were considered to be key stakeholders in this process?

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