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and a better life in the territory. I believe it is a real asset that we have not played to. I know there are members of the community who believe it is a real asset and that we have never filled up the tank and taken it for a drive. Until we have a minister who takes tourism seriously and who has a real plan to restore confidence and get the sector up and running to its actual capacity, we will— (Time expired.)

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Lawder

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Transport—light rail

MR COE (Ginninderra) (4.44): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the Capital Metro Full Business Case (‘the Business Case’) estimates the construction cost of Capital Metro at $783 million;

(b) the Business Case confirms the ACT Government will proceed with light rail via an Availability Public-Private Partnership;

(c) the Business Case contemplates the ability for the ACT Government to make an upfront capital contribution towards the project;

(d) on 19 February this year, the Chief Minister speculated that an upfront capital contribution to Capital Metro may be made from the proceeds of the ACT Government’s selling of ACTTAB as well as public housing stock;

(e) the Availability Public-Private Partnership will require the ACT Government to make periodic payments to a private consortium for the immediate 20 years after light rail is constructed (the annual availability payment); and

(f) the ACT Government has continuously refused to detail the expected value or timing of the availability payment; and

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