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Mr Coe: 213, Mr Smyth advises me—I request that the Chief Minister table the letter she mentioned.
MADAM SPEAKER: Standing order 213 allows you to seek the tabling of something from which someone has quoted. I think the Chief Minister said that she would check the letter. I do not think that the standing order applies, Mr Coe. Just for reference, 213 says:
A document quoted from by a Member may be ordered by the Assembly to be presented …
A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.
DR BOURKE: Chief Minister, could you explain for us the relationship between ACTEW and ActewAGL and why it is so beneficial to the territory?
MS GALLAGHER: I think there is acknowledgement of the successful arrangements that have been in place between ACTEW and the joint venture of ActewAGL. I think the issues that have been highlighted recently, in terms of ACTEW, require the government to have a look at the governance arrangements surrounding ACTEW, and we will be doing that.
But I think anyone who was in this Assembly—and I think probably Mr Smyth would have been the only member; perhaps Mr Corbell—at that time can understand the reasons why ActewAGL was established and the fact that it has been. I think it is a very unique model and it has been very successful in the work that it has done in the company that it runs. To a large extent, the relationship between ACTEW and ActewAGL is very strong as well and I think that, in turn, has delivered a very good result for the people of the ACT.
Planning—city to the lake project
MS PORTER: My question is to the Minister for Economic Development. Could the minister outline the key elements of the city to the lake project announced last month?
Mr Hanson: Transformative?
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson!
MR BARR: I am pleased to take this question from Ms Porter, and thank her very much. I can advise the Leader of the Opposition that, yes, city to the lake is indeed a transformational project. It will help to realise our city’s true potential and ensure that it is a place that we can all be very proud of.
The project area stretches from West Basin to Anzac Parade and includes the existing Olympic Pool site, the convention centre and a number of the large surface car parks in the area. Key elements that are being investigated as part of the project include a new multipurpose stadium, a site for the Australia forum, a new aquatic facility and