Page 606 - Week 02 - Thursday, 14 February 2013
MR BARR: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Again, I do not have portfolio carriage of this particular project but I am advised that there was consultation and that consultation was ongoing. There was some concern about elements of the route, and that consultation process continued.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.
DR BOURKE: Treasurer, perhaps you could tell us what the benefits of the Centenary Trail might be?
MR BARR: Thank you, Dr Bourke, for the opportunity. In the context of a healthy and active community, we certainly share in this city some of the best recreation trails of any city in the country, possibly any city in the world. So the concept of the Centenary Trail is indeed a very worthy one—an opportunity to commemorate 100 years of our fine city, an opportunity, over the course of the trail, to take in many of the fine vistas that our region offers.
Mr Coe interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Coe!
MR BARR: The tourism potential of the Centenary Trail is certainly clear. From the hearty endorsement of those opposite, I am sure that they will join with members of the government in promoting this wonderful trail. On a more serious note, it does offer a fantastic recreation opportunity and it does, through its link with the centenary, provide significant opportunities for promotion of the history of the region and some of the outstanding natural beauty that I am sure we all agree our city and our territory offer.
MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Porter.
MS PORTER: Minister, could you, for the information of the Assembly, give us the length of the trail and where actually it runs?
MR BARR: How about that—stumped by a dorothy dixer! Yes, it is long.
MADAM SPEAKER: This is what is technically called a dorothy dixer. Do you want to take it on notice?
MR BARR: I must confess, Madam Speaker, that I do not have that information.
Mr Smyth: It’s a long trail that starts at the beginning and finishes—
MR BARR: And finishes at the end. Thank you for that assistance, shadow treasurer. It is good to see that you are still here and actively engaging in this place. The exact detail about the length of the trail I do not have at hand. I am happy to provide Ms Porter with that information and I am sure that she will—