Page 2069 - Week 07 - Thursday, 4 June 2015

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Roads—Horse Park Drive

MR COE: My question is to the Minister for Roads and Parking. Minister, the government’s budget handed down on Tuesday provides approximately $17.1 million for the duplication of Horse Park Drive. Minister, can you please clarify what works will be completed with the $17.1 million?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Coe for his interest in roads across the territory. It is an important part of this government’s agenda to ensure that we roll out new roads across the territory, especially in Gungahlin, one of the most congested suburbs that we have as commuters roll into the city each morning.

For Horse Park Drive, we will be beginning with a feasibility study to look at the road network there to ascertain which areas of Horse Park Drive would require duplication before others and to see which priorities lie there.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

Mr Hanson: Half-bake Mick.

MR COE: Minister, does the ACT government have a staging—

Mr Corbell: A point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: A point of order.

Mr Corbell: Madam Speaker, Mr Hanson referred to Mr Gentleman using a most derogatory term—

Mr Hanson: What? Half-bake Mick?

Mr Corbell: Indeed.

MADAM SPEAKER: Withdraw, please, Mr Hanson.

Mr Corbell: It is unparliamentary and he must withdraw.

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, I withdraw “half-bake Mick”.


Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, I withdraw.

MADAM SPEAKER: Before we continue, I know that it is budget week and people like to up the ante and things like that, but really, Mr Hanson, a point of order was being taken on something which I thought I had heard you say. You repeated it for the edification of everyone, and then repeated it again in an attempt to withdraw it. Can we please just play by the rules? Mr Coe, your supplementary question.

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