Michelle Lensink

SA Water - Figures

Supplementary arising from the answer: given that the minister tried to indicate that this was related to the inclusion of the regional business in the metropolitan business, he may need to take this on notice, but could he actually delve into the data and find out whether it is indeed because the regional length is included in the aggregated information that he provides to the Bureau of Meteorology, and what those figures are?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 15:12 ): I am not exactly sure I understand the Hon. Michelle Lensink's question. Does she—

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Read the Hansard.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: I still don't think, even if I read the Hansard, that I would understand the Hon. Michelle Lensink's question. But, again, common sense needs to be brought to this engagement—common sense in terms of considering the context of the business. When you have the biggest pipe network in the country, that is going to give you some—

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Well, prove it to us!

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: We can go out with a tape measure if you like, Hon. Michelle Lensink, and both of us can go and measure it up, but—

Members interjecting:

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: Mr President, all I can advise the chamber is: the advice I have from SA Water is that our pipeline network is over 27,000 kilometres. I think, from memory, the last advice I had was it was around about 27,800 kilometres of pipeline. That is the advice that I have and I am sure that is advice that the Bureau of Meteorology has as well.

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