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integrate with other transport services such as light rail and bus services. The ACT Government will work closely with the Commonwealth and NSW governments on interstate rail matters.

(3) Past examination of the Canberra Railway Station precinct recommends refurbishment of the existing station location as it provides interchange to other modes of transport including public transport, bicycles, pedestrians complemented by transit oriented supporting facilities such as kiss and ride and bike and ride. This will be part of the broader planning considerations as part of building an integrated transport network for the ACT community, and as part of discussions with the NSW Government on the rail corridor.

(4) The relocation of Canberra Railway Station was identified in previous East Lake Urban Renewal planning studies (2008, 2010) as an issue requiring further investigation. The ACT Railway Master Plan (2009) identified options for consolidation and relocation of the railway facilities for a more efficient use of the current Kingston site.

There are no immediate plans to relocate the Canberra Railway Station at Kingston. The ACT Indicative Land Release Program 2017-18 to 2020-21 includes release of land for residential use within East Lake in 2019-20 subject to a Territory Plan Variation. The initial land releases in East Lake could occur while Canberra Railway Station remains in operation, but will require rationalisation of some of the dis-used railway sidings.

Government—same-sex marriage postal survey
(Question No 592)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) What is the total pool of investment the ACT Government is contributing to support the “Yes” campaign for the Marriage Law Reform Postal Survey.

(2) What proportion of that pool is “sunk cost” or already allocated as part of the budget for the Office of LGBTI, rainbow comms, or similar existing government programmes.

(3) What proportion of that pool is new expenditure specifically and exclusively to support the “Yes” campaign.

(4) What services does the ACT Government currently provide that will assist with the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ Canberrans in this difficult time.

(5) Is the ACT Government empowered to support better community engagement with the Postal Survey by providing contact points for the ABS to engage with homeless people; if so, will the ACT Government commit to that and how will it be funded.

(6) Will the Government commit to declaring this period an “electoral period” to enable all campaigns better engagement with ACT residents.

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