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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2268 ..

body, who really want to understand what is going on in the community. I will continue to do that, as will other members of the government.

Government—heritage policy

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Chief Minister, acting for the Minister for the Environment and Heritage. Chief Minister, I refer to tomorrow’s auction of a range of historical artefacts owned by the Australian Railway Historical Society. How is the government managing its own heritage rail assets, including the steam locomotive 1210, given that the historical society is not operating?

MR BARR: I will confess that I do not have the answer to that immediately available. I will have to take that on notice.

MS LAWDER: Chief Minister, will the government be participating in or attending tomorrow’s auction?

MR BARR: Very unlikely that we would.

MR COE: Chief Minister, what is the point, given that all the carriages are being sold tomorrow, of having a train with no carriages in government possession?

MR BARR: It would depend, of course, on the purpose for which the government maintained possession or part thereof. If the intent is for an operational capacity then clearly an engine can operate without carriages. The exact detail in relation to these assets is not something that, I confess, I carry around in my head as a matter of day-to-day business—

Mr Coe: That little folder there, from heritage.

MR BARR: No, I don’t have a folder from heritage in front of me.

Mr Coe: Why not?

MR BARR: I don’t need it. I will take the question on notice.

Mr Coe: What if you do need it?

MR BARR: I will take the question on notice.


MR PARTON: My question is to the Chief Minister representing the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Chief Minister, in Val Jeffrey’s maiden speech last year he noted that since self-government not one kilometre of rural gravel roads had been sealed; the Tharwa bridge had been ignored until having to be closed for seven years for rebuilding; Smiths Road bridge had been set up to wash away; the Angle and Point Hut crossings had never been raised; the 50-year old water supply had been left

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