Page 968 - Week 03 - Thursday, 10 April 2014

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MADAM SPEAKER: It is very disorderly and Mr Rattenbury should know better than to engage in conversation across the chamber.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, Mr Corbell, cease now.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, cease now. Mr Rattenbury.

MR RATTENBURY: I can assure the house that the location of that said boot camp was not taken into account in making the decision.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, will the drinking fountains have individual water meters attached to them?

MR RATTENBURY: I will have to take that on notice. I am not aware if they will or not, but I will get an answer.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Gentleman.

MR GENTLEMAN: Minister, will the community also be asked for design ideas and will the fountains be suitable for providing water for pets as well?

MR RATTENBURY: There will be no community input directly into design decisions for the drinking fountain model. However, focus group testing informed the graphic design and the new water brand that will go on the fountains to make them more attractive to people and encourage them to use them. The drinking fountain design was selected through a tender process. The selection of the Aquafil drinking fountain and refill station was based on achieving the highest score in the following criteria: they are vandal resistant, wheelchair friendly and hygiene standard. They contain taps or nozzles for refilling water bottles. They will be prominently signposted. They will have the option of installing filters that remove chlorine from the water and they have the option to install accessories such as dog bowls and meters, which goes to Mr Coe’s question.

Mr Smyth: You haven’t read the answer.

MR RATTENBURY: I had forgotten the answer I previously read. These stations have been successfully installed at other locations.

Mr Coe interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Coe, be quiet please. Mr Rattenbury, tell us about the water fountains.

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