Michelle Lensink

Andamooka

A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. R.P. WORTLEY (Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for State/Local Government Relations) regarding plans for Andamooka.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (16:45): I have a supplementary question.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order!

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Can the minister confirm whether the plans are going to address basic infrastructure, such as sewerage, the dump, electricity and reticulated water?

The PRESIDENT: I think the honourable minister said that.

The Hon. R.P. WORTLEY (Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for State/Local Government Relations) (16:45): We are at the early stages with this issue at the moment. It's amazing how concerned they all are. I have been a minister for about seven months, and I went there in December and since then we have—

An honourable member interjecting:

The Hon. R.P. WORTLEY: I think that reflects more on you than it does on me, to be quite frank. In those couple of months, we have appointed and set up a town committee with an independent chairperson, and we are getting a town planner employed whose job will be to implement a community levy and also help with the master plan. Things are moving ahead, and I will be working with Peter Allen up there, the association and the town committee to ensure that we put them on a good basis for the expansion of Olympic Dam.

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