Page 967 - Week 03 - Thursday, 10 April 2014

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and indicate where they think the most useful places would be to have those drinking fountains. The short list of possible locations was determined with consideration to the following factors: proximity to a potable water supply and associated infrastructure, accessibility, high levels of passive surveillance to avoid vandalism and damage to the units and locating stations in highly used open space areas, including town centres, sporting facilities, parks and areas in close proximity to schools.

That is currently open for consultation, and members of the public are invited to come onto the time to talk website and, I guess, essentially vote for the place they think it would be most useful to have a drinking fountain, in effect. There are also hardcopy surveys at the libraries, as there are with many of these government consultation processes.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Berry.

MS BERRY: Minister, when did 10 sites win preselection, where are they and how will they benefit the community?

MR RATTENBURY: Sport and Recreation Services determined the 10 sites for drinking fountains to be installed at the sporting fields and neighbourhood ovals. As well as having a high level of sporting use, these sites were considered because they have known high levels of pedestrian activity due to being located along paths of travel to nearby shops, schools and offices. This will ensure that the fountains are well used outside of the sporting functions as well.

The introduction of new drinking fountains with refill stations will not only provide people with a convenient means to access fresh free water but hopefully reduce the amount of plastic bottles as the new fountains are designed to be able to refill existing bottles. The government is doing this because we want to provide people with healthy lifestyle choices in a more easy and convenient manner. Certainly, obviously the advantage of reusable bottles is less plastic being produced and consumed and potentially thrown away into the environment.

In terms of where the sites are, I can quickly read members the list. It is Dickson district playing fields, Deakin district playing fields, Downer neighbour oval, Harrison district playing fields, Aranda district playing fields, Kambah district playing fields, Mawson district playing fields, Calwell district playing fields, Rivett neighbourhood oval and Majura district playing field.

Mr Hanson: Hear, hear!

MR RATTENBURY: I hear the “hear, hear!” from Mr Hanson. I seem to recall that that is where he has boot camp. Is that where you have boot camp, Mr Hanson?

Mr Hanson: Myself and Mr Corbell both, minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! This is disorderly.

Members interjecting—

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