The Hon. DUNCAN GAY: My question without notice is to the Treasurer, Minister for State Development, and Vice-President of the Executive Council. Is the Government prepared to allow housing developments to proceed on large sections of the former Tallawarra Power Station site on Lake Illawarra, south of Wollongong, if the area is not fully utilised in the construction of a gas-fired power station? Considering that independent environmental reports will be made available to prospective purchasers of the Tallawarra site, will those reports also be publicly released to allow the local community to assess the condition of a site that was used for power generation for more than 40 years? Do the post-sale residual risk and liabilities, of which the Government hopes to divest itself through the sale of the Tallawarra site, include significant environmental risks across the site?
The Hon. MICHAEL EGAN: I am not aware of any proposal for residential development on that site, but I will check that matter. In relation to the other matters that have been raised by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, I will seek information and provide it to the House.