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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1695..


Ms Gallagher : The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1)

(a) Yes

(b) No

(c) No

(2) The following schools do not currently have a male teacher employed on staff:

Ainslie Primary School

Duffy Primary School

Macquarie Primary School

Tuggeranong-pay parking

(Question No 1405)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

(1) In relation to pay parking in Tuggeranong and complaints received by the Opposition can he confirm the decision to turn a current dirt car park near the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services, which allows around 100 cars access to park, into grassland area;

(2) If so, where does the Government propose the 100 to 150 vehicle owners who currently park there to park now, given that pay parking has been introduced in the area and does the loss of this area to grassland mean there are less car park spaces in the area;

(3) Have there been any issues in Tuggeranong, similar to those in Belconnen, where not all of the machines had arrived for the introduction of pay parking;

(4) Has the Government received any complaints about pay parking in Tuggeranong since its introduction on 1 March; if so, how many complaints have been received and what aspect of pay parking was the complaint about.

Mr Wood: The answers to Mr Pratt's questions are as follows:

(1) The grassed area near the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services has had "No Parking"signs erected. The location was never intended as a formal car parking area.

(2) There is capacity to absorb these additional vehicles in Territory car spaces within the Town Centre. In addition, car parking spaces are available in car parks not managed by the Territory.

(3) No, all the pay parking car parks in the Tuggeranong Town Centre were operational on 1 March 2004.

(4) There have been some complaints about the introduction of pay parking in the Tuggeranong Town Centre. These have mainly been related to the fact that people now have to pay for parking. As at 22 March 2004, Road Transport had received 4 emails and 1 Ministerial about pay parking in Tuggeranong since its introduction on 1 March 2004.


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