Page 1548 - Week 04 - Thursday, 29 March 2012

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MS BRESNAN: Supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, how was the information in the report on transport usage and patterns used to help formulate the transport strategy?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Bresnan for the question and I refer her to my two previous answers.

Kambah shopping centre

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Chief Minister, I refer to the small shopping centre located at the corner of Boddington Circuit and Castley Circuit in Kambah. Constituents have raised a number of concerns about the quality and appearance of this shopping centre and I understand that concerns have been raised with your department. Minister, are you aware of these concerns? When do you propose to install lighting to provide adequate illumination of and safety for the shopping centre building, the car park and the adjoining streets?

MS GALLAGHER: I thank Mr Smyth for the question. Indeed, I am aware of a number of shopping centres where there are requests for upgrades. There is a process, as Mr Smyth would know, around some of the shopping centre revitalisations—

Mr Smyth: No, this is not that. This is just basic services.

MS GALLAGHER: Mr Smyth, I do have three minutes and 40 seconds to answer your question and I am going to get to answering it within that time, unless you have a number of other questions you are going to interject with. There is a set shopping centre revitalisation program that is underway.

Where we get concerns raised from constituents about safety, they are dealt with swiftly by a very professional outfit at Territory and Municipal Services who deal with these matters as they arise across the city—in a sense based on the urgency that they are required to be done. I have no doubt that the constituents’ concerns are being addressed professionally through Territory and Municipal Services.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, in regard to the basic services like direction signs and direction markings for the safe and effective movement of vehicles, when will they be installed in the car park at the shopping centre?

MS GALLAGHER: I do not have that level of detail before me but I am more than happy to follow that up and provide a response. As I said, I have not been briefed specifically about the need for that work at that shopping centre. But I am sure, if it is required—TAMS have standards around this, assessing what needs to be done and

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