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Wednesday, 15 October 2003
Page: 21609

Mr Murphy asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 11 August 2003:

(1) Further to the answer to question No. 2055, can he confirm that the Government Response to the Report of the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into the Development of the Brisbane Airport Corporation Master Plan dated May 2002, says in respect of Recommendation 2, that “...the Government will prepare an amendment to the legislation to clarify the relationship between airport master plans and major development plans”.

(2) Is the reason given for this planned amendment in the Federal Government's response that: “The Government considers that some of the public concern associated with the development of the Brisbane Airport master plan reflected a lack of understanding of the status of the master plan and its relationship to major developments on airport...”.

Mr Anderson (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member's questions is as follows:

(1) Yes. This recommendation is being progressed in the context of the Government's current review of the Airports Act 1996.

(2) Yes.