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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 15 August 2017) . . Page.. 2690 ..

Transport Canberra network to see what sort of future purchases we can make in the replacement of our bus fleet.

Mr Coe: Point of order. On a matter of relevance, the question was: what were the different specs for the electric bus—as distinct from the hybrid—in this contract as opposed to the previous contract. I ask that the minister be directly relevant.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: The question was about the specifications in the contract and I will ask the minister if she can answer the question.

MS FITZHARRIS: I have completed my answer. If there is any further detail I can provide on the specific specifications of a specific tender, I will take that on notice and report back to the Assembly.

Public housing—renewal program

MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development. Minister, in addition to the sites already announced for replacement housing under the public housing renewal program, how many additional sites will be required to complete that program, whether they be in established suburbs or greenfield suburbs?

MS BERRY: I thank Mr Parton for his question. Of course, the program has been going for some time now, and is nearing completion. We are on track to ensuring that the government meets the requirements under the agreement to replace 1,288 housing properties with newer dwellings all across the city that will meet the needs of our tenants.

Because this number changes as we are building and replacing homes over a period of time, I will take the detail of the question on notice. I can probably get a response to you today on the actual numbers of houses that we have completed, those that are online or are being constructed, and sites that we might be pursuing as part of an expression of interest for the purchase of private dwellings.

MR PARTON: Minister, is the government prepared for the possibility of not making the deadline for the ARI federal money?

MS BERRY: I thank Mr Parton for the supplementary question. I am advised that we are on track to meet the deadline proposed in the agreement.

MR HANSON: What suburbs will the additional developments be located in; and will any of those developments be sited on community facility zoned land?

MS BERRY: I refer the member to my first response to Mr Parton’s initial question: I will bring back some advice about the actual numbers because those numbers move as purchases are being completed and as buildings are coming online.

Mr Hanson: A point of order, Madam Acting Speaker, my question was directly about where, not how many. The minister may be getting to that, but she was saying

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