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Thursday, 19 June 2014
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East West Link

(Question No. 114)

Mr Kelvin Thomson asked the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, in writing, on 13 May 2014:

Is it a fact that construction of the East West Link will result in the loss of 5000 trees; if not, how many trees will be lost?

Mr Briggs: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

At this time, the final design for East West Link is unknown and therefore the precise impact on trees is unknown. The contractor selected to construct the project is required to comply with the project's Environmental Management Framework which not only requires park land to be restored after the project is complete but to also achieve a net increase in tree canopy.