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(a) the site has not been allocated to a specific service provider;

(b) not known;

(c) the planning study for the site is considering the possibility of a 100 bed residential care facility and 150 independent units being developed. No distinction has been made between high-care and low-care beds for the residential care facility. The planning study, which also looks at the viability of the site being developed, may result in a change to the size of the residential care facility and the number of independent living units being provided.

The study is also looking at the possibility of the site being sub-divided into two areas, with a residential care facility and independent living units being built on one block with the other block being developed only for supportive housing.

Motor vehicles-number plates

(Question No 1301)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 2 March 2004:

In relation to:

(1) How many instances of deliberately obscuring motor vehicle number plates to avoid speed or red light camera detection have been recorded in the A.C.T. in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04 to date;

(2) What are the penalties for such activity.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) In some instances it is impossible to accurately differentiate between deliberate and accidental obscuring of motor vehicle number plates. We are unable to determine the split between accidental and deliberate obscuring of plates but anecdotal observations indicate:

the majority of obscured plates were due to a physical obstruction (eg towbar/ball, bike rack or bulbar) which has a high likelihood of being an accidental act; and

there were a few obscured plates due to an altered plate (eg bent plate, changed letter or number, dirty plate but clean vehicle) which has a higher likelihood of being a deliberate act.

The total instances of avoiding speed or red light camera detection from obscured motor vehicle number plates recorded in the ACT are:

a)

2001 - 02 :

878

b)

2002 - 03 :

607

c)

July 2003 - 29 February 2004 :

417

(2) The penalty for such activity, whether deliberate or accidental, is $74.00.


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