Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2017) . . Page.. 605 ..
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MR RAMSAY: In relation to a number of enforcement means that we will continue to work with to promote a safe and secure Canberra.
MR HANSON: Attorney-General, how many new clubhouses or new outlaw motorcycle gangs have commenced operation or opened in Canberra since being shut down in New South Wales?
MR RAMSAY: ACT Policing has identified that there are three outlaw motorcycle gangs currently operating in the ACT.
MADAM SPEAKER: If we stop the interjecting, members, the Attorney may be able to respond to the question.
MR RAMSAY: Of those three gangs, they are primarily working with the same people; there has not been an increase in the number of people. There has been some division in the actual outlaw motorcycle gangs themselves. We are continuing to work on that and we will continue to work with Taskforce Nemesis.
Light rail—executive salaries
MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. I refer to the reported $740,000 15-month pay deal for the new Executive Director of Procurement and Delivery in the light rail project. What tasks will the new executive director undertake that were not undertaken by his much lower paid predecessor?
MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mrs Kikkert for the question. Certainly the individual that Mrs Kikkert refers to has had a contract with the ACT government for some time. He has a very extensive background in transport and broader infrastructure projects right around the country, including significant responsibilities in New South Wales. He is overseeing both the delivery and the construction of stage 1 of light rail and will also be overseeing the preliminary work and future work on stage 2 of light rail from Civic to Woden.
MRS KIKKERT: What tasks will the new executive director undertake that are outside the normal public service tasks for oversight of a project?
MS FITZHARRIS: No additional tasks other than the additional role he now has in overseeing stage 2 of light rail from Civic to Woden.
Those in the chamber will know how popular light rail is around this country. Every state and territory government is investing in light rail or seeking to invest in light rail. We have seen reports recently from Hobart, and of course we see the commonwealth government investing in light rail right here in Canberra, on the Gold Coast, in Adelaide, in Perth: Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria—all investing in light rail.