Page 1034 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 19 March 2013

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identified as government schools. The suburb of Molonglo will contain a mixture of low density, medium density and high density housing, along with a site for a non-government school.

The suburb of Molonglo will contain the Molonglo group centre, which will provide key public infrastructure. Proposed land uses as part of the group centre may include another school, and a range of community facilities such as health services, child and family care services, a library, emergency services and community gardens.

The government has also committed to building an aquatic facility that will be part of a broader community service provision for the people of Molonglo and Weston Creek, as well as a new enclosed oval at Stromlo park.

DR BOURKE: A supplementary, Madam Acting Speaker.


DR BOURKE: Minister, what are the plans for public transport in Denman Prospect?

MR BARR: I thank Dr Bourke for the question. The planning for transport provision has been a part of the work undertaken at the very beginning of the development proposals for the Molonglo valley. Indeed, the main north-south and east-west arterial roads have been designed to ensure a public transport connectivity that is perhaps better designed than any other area of the city and allows for the existing public transport facilities to be enhanced for areas surrounding the new developments.

It also ensures that a full public transport loop can be provided. Those with a geographical awareness of the city would note that there is currently a large gap north of Weston Creek and south of Belconnen that this development fills and allows for the more efficient running of public transport services.

Children and young people—care and protection

MR WALL: My question is to the minister for children and young people. I refer to the Auditor-General’s report into Care and Protection Services, which found:

Governance arrangements that affect the Care and Protection Service Branch are poor as key policies, procedures and supporting tools are outdated or not available and electronic links to key reference materials do not always work.

Why does the care and protection service branch still have poor governance arrangements nine years after the Vardon report?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Wall for his question. This, too, was discussed at the annual report hearings, but for those members opposite that were not there or have not yet read the transcript—

Mr Hanson: Or were not satisfied with your response.

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