ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERS

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:44 ): Supplementary question.
Will the minister commit to actually advising the Friends of Parra Wirra group
about any extension of the mountain bike activities off they paths they now use
into the bushland paths that I described?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the
River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 14:45 ): My understanding is that
the friends group is kept constantly advised of these processes and changes.
That is the process I have asked the department to engage in, to engage with
all the users of the parks, to bring the groups together and discuss how we can
share those parks as best we can, and also to discuss with those users how we
actually allocate the moneys that are provided by the department in upgrading
those parks. There is not much point in having an engagement program if you do
not actually engage. I will certainly— 

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins: That is exactly right,
but you are not engaging. 

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: I do not agree with the
Hon. Mr Dawkins about that— 

The PRESIDENT: No debate, just give the answer. 



The Hon.
I.K. HUNTER: Quite right, Mr President. The Hon. Mr Dawkins is out of control
sometimes in this place; I am pleased you have snapped him back into
parliamentary decorum. As I said, if the requirement is that I remind my agency
about the engagement process then I am happy to do that.