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:

(a)  70.

(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.


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