MP ready to fire questions
By ED SOUTHORN
NEW Tweed MP Geoff Provest is due to be formally sworn in as a Member of the NSW Parliament tomorrow ? then he's promising to bombard the Iemma government with questions. With the new Parliament due to sit for the first time this week since the March state election, Mr Provest said he was keen to start asking questions in the Legislative Assembly as soon as possible and had been pleased to learn that each MP was entitled to ask three questions on each day Parliament sits. "So in this first week, I'm intending to ask quite a few questions," Mr Provest said yesterday. "Answers to questions asked in Parliament must be supplied within 35 days of each question." Mr Provest said he also was concerned that Tweed Shire Council administrators were tomorrow due to consider the Hastings Point aged care facility development application. He said he would be investigating the status of proposed two storey height restrictions for Hastings Point and the consultation process for the aged care project. He intends asking questions in the Parliament about Sexton Hill, the Tweed River Sand Bypass and public schools fundings. He is considering trying to have the Sexton Hill Pacific Highway upgrade debated in Parliament, specifically in relation to how costings were compared for the Option B viaduct upgrade favoured by the Roads and Traffic Authority and the Option C tunnel upgrade favoured by local residents. Mr Provest will be seeking information about promised funding for the Banora Point and Tweed River high schools and ways to improve degradation of Fingal and Duranbah beaches.