1494. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Education and Training:
I refer to the old location of the Doubleview Primary School and the proposed redevelopment of the site, and I ask:
(a) will the Minister please specify exactly how many trees will be cut down to facilitate the redevelopment;
(b) will the Minister please specify how much canopy coverage will be lost from the site in this process;
(c) when will the redevelopment and loss of trees commence;
(d) can the Minister please specify how many trees will be replanted;
(e) will the Minister please advise how long it will take before the lost canopy is fully replaced, if it is intended that it be fully replaced; and
(f) has, or will, groundwork start on the site prior to the current sunset date of 31 August 2018?
Hon Sue Ellery replied:
(b) Approximately 27%.
(c) September 2018.
(d) 127 new trees, along with approximately 11 500 new plants and 5 400m2 of turf.
(e) The new trees will take 20 to 50 years to reach full maturity.
(f) A deed of amendment is currently being executed by both parties, which revises the sunset date to 28 February 2019.