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Science and Technology – Macquarie Point Science Precinct

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Tags: Macquarie Point

Ms O'CONNOR - Minister, in the few seconds that we have remaining, Glenys Jones, a longstanding scientist of 30 years' experience, and Keith Sainsbury, associate professor of marine systems at IMAS, have proposed that a science centre of sustainability could be established at Macquarie Point that could harness Tasmania's strength in science and innovation to advance key industry sectors and help guide state policy and planning. Are you open to the idea of sustainability at the core of science in the science precinct at Macquarie Point?

Mr FERGUSON - Yes, absolutely. Bring it on and let's have a look at it. Also let's not forget Launceston where we have the Blue Economy CRC. Let's have a good look at it. I'm not familiar with the proposal. Maybe you might share it with me.

Ms O'CONNOR - We'll send you the information.

Mr FERGUSON - Sustainability is key to the sciences in Tasmania so what an exciting idea, particularly if UTAS picked it up as part of the IMAS model that we hope could become part of the Antarctic and science precinct.