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MS FITZHARRIS: Because it is not a relatively straightforward piece of work. As I have indicated previously, considerable work needs to be undertaken under the ground and also at that quite large roundabout, which is being turned into a four-way intersection. One of the reasons it has been delayed is because it is simply not a relatively straightforward piece of work. As I have indicated, TCCS is working very closely with the contractor to complete it as soon as possible.
MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Cheyne, a supplementary.
Mr Hanson: Have you got one?
MS CHEYNE: I certainly do. Minister, are you looking forward to the works being completed?
MS FITZHARRIS: Oh, yes, I am, Madam Speaker!
Opposition members interjecting—
Mr Coe: Point of order, Madam Speaker. The question asks for an expression of opinion and therefore I think it is out of order. But we can help you draft one if you need it.
MADAM SPEAKER: I am going to allow it to run.
Mr Wall: That is clearly asking for an expression of opinion.
MADAM SPEAKER: Alright. As I provided Mrs Kikkert earlier this week an opportunity to rephrase her question, Ms Cheyne, would you like to rephrase your question?
Ms Cheyne: No.
MS CODY: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, can you update the Assembly on the results from the ACT government’s internationally renowned community consultation on the draft peafowl management plan?
MS FITZHARRIS: Yes, I can, and I am very pleased to update the Assembly on this important and very colourful issue. The draft peafowl management plan proposed the management of the peafowl population through trapping and relocation methods, or humanely euthanising if no suitable rehoming options were available.
More than 400 submissions were received during community consultation on the draft peafowl management plan, highlighting the community’s affection for the peafowl in Canberra’s inner south. The eight-week consultation process showed that the majority of respondents support the retention of peafowl in the Narrabundah area. A minority