Page 3925 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 September 2018

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Mr Coe: No. It’s a policy. What’s your policy?

MR RAMSAY: The policy is that we will reduce the impact of harm from gambling here in the ACT.

Mr Coe: You do know that you have 488 poker machines yourself.

MR RAMSAY: I have no poker machines, thank you, Mr Coe. We will continue to work positively to reduce the impact of gambling harm across the ACT.


MR MILLIGAN: My question is for the Minister for Sport and Recreation. Minister, you may have read in the Canberra Times today that the Canberra Diving Academy remain disappointed that there is still no new dive pool in the ACT. However, the government has said that there is land set aside for “a part B to be developed into a deep pool in the future”. When will you deliver on this promise and build a dive pool at the Stromlo site?

MS BERRY: There is room for expansion at the Stromlo site, which has been publicly explained to the community and in this place. That will be a decision for government following the development of this fantastic pool at the Stromlo site.

MR MILLIGAN: Minister, if the government will not commit to building a dive pool at the Stromlo site, what assurance can you give the diving community that a new facility will be constructed in Canberra?

MS BERRY: That will be a decision for future governments, as I have just said.

MS LEE: Minister, what are the government’s plans for the Canberra Olympic Pool, given the recent safety incidents, combined with the ongoing issues of massive leaks and structural issues?

MS BERRY: The Olympic Pool will continue to operate for as long as it remains viable and safe for it to do so.

Waste—green bins

MS CHEYNE: My question is to the Minister for City Services: could you please update us on the rollout of green bins across Canberra?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. I am very pleased to inform the Assembly that the rollout has “bin” highly successful so far. Residents in Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and, most recently, Belconnen are now able to register for a green bin. Ms Cheyne attended the first collection of a green bin in Belconnen on 3 September, just in time for spring. In Belconnen over 12,500 households, or around one-third, have signed up.

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