Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3266..
(i) The approved Development Application for the infrastructure works indicated that there were 1110 parking spaces available prior to the development work commencing. Six of the spaces were disabled parking spaces.
(ii) The approved Development Application for the infrastructure works dated 16 June 2004 replaced the existing car parking spaces with 1090 spaces available at the completion of the infrastructure works. None of the spaces are disabled parking spaces. During the construction of the infrastructure works a minimum of 828 spaces were to be kept available. Work has commenced on the new Community Centre and underground car park in Precinct 'E'. This, along with a new car park in Precinct 'B' is scheduled for completion early in 2005 and will provide 670 spaces in those precincts alone which is double the original amount in this area. The Precinct B car park plans as approved indicate four disabled spaces at grade, six disabled spaces at upper basement level and a further six disabled spaces at the lower level basement which when finished will be available to the public.
(iii) Under the existing Master Plan for Section 84 there will be approximately twice the amount of parking that existed prior to redevelopment. Proposed revisions to the Master Plan are envisaged to include three times the amount of car parking that existed prior to redevelopment. Car parking for people with disabilities will be provided in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D3.5 'car parking'
(Question No 1569)
Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 22 June 2004:
(1) Why doesn't ACTION (a) provide a bus service to and from the suburb of Hall from the major bus interchanges in the A.C.T. and (b) extend its Nicholls or other bus service to Hall, given the close proximity of Nicholls to Hall;
(2) What other public transport options do Hall residents and visitors to Hall currently have to travel to other parts of the A.C.T.;
(3) Are there any plans for ACTION to extend the Nicholls or other bus services to Hall in the future; if not, why not;
(4) Should bus travellers to and from Hall who wish to get to other areas of the A.C.T. be made to catch expensive and infrequent transborder bus services in order to do so.
Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) (a) There is not enough patronage demand to provide a public bus service to Hall from major bus interchanges in the ACT.
(b) To extend bus services from Nicholls or another route to Hall would involve additional running time for those services and impact on shift allocations. This additional time would also have an adverse flow-on effect for existing patrons for connecting services.