Page 476 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what is capital metro’s budget when it comes to promotional costs?

MR CORBELL: I do not have that figure to hand, but I am very happy to provide it to the member. Indeed, I have answered quite a comprehensive series of questions on this already from those opposite. I am sure it will be a reiteration of those, but I will take it on notice and provide an accurate figure to the member.

Canberra—urban renewal

MS FITZHARRIS: My question is to the Chief Minister and Minister for Urban Renewal. Chief Minister, why is urban renewal important to diversify housing choices and the economy in the ACT?

Opposition members interjecting—


MR BARR: I thank Ms Fitzharris for raising this matter. Yes, it has been the subject of some discussion in the Assembly today, and so it should be. It is a priority for the government and a priority for the city. I am very pleased to have been able—

Opposition members interjecting—

Dr Bourke: Point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Point of order, Dr Bourke.

Dr Bourke: The Chief Minister has been continuously interrupted by this whining from the opposition. I ask you to do something about this disorderly conduct.

Mrs Jones: On the point of order, I would not characterise interjecting as whining.

MADAM SPEAKER: That is not helpful, Mrs Jones. I had already called members of the opposition to order. I think that I can manage it without your intervention, thanks, Dr Bourke. The Chief Minister has the floor. I am sorry; I should have stopped the clock.

MR BARR: It certainly is worth acknowledging the importance of this issue and of the announcements that I have just made in relation to the next stage of the government’s urban renewal agenda, and this particularly goes to not only the Northbourne Avenue corridor but, indeed, a number of other multi-unit high density ACT public housing properties.

The government’s intentions are very clear. We want a better quality of public housing in our city. We want to renew our city’s ageing public housing asset base so

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