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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 5 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1661..


Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a),(b) and (c) Table 1 - Number of Traffic Infringements Notices issued where vehicle type is a bicycle by date of offence and type of violation from 2002 to 20 March 2005

Violation

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

to date

Failing to wear a safety helmet

72

46

18

Failing to have adequate lighting

6

6

1

Breaking other road or traffic rules

10

13

3

Total

88

65

22

Source: BRIO Autocite as at 24 March 2005

* These figures include notices issued where the passenger was not wearing a safety helmet or where the bicycle did not have a working warning device.

During 2002 -2005, ACT Policing issued 105 cautions to cyclists in relation to the various offences and made five apprehensions for failing to wear a safety helmet. Data cannot be extracted in response to apprehensions for questions (ii) and (iii) as these offences are not recorded in such a way that cyclists can be readily distinguished from other road users.

Environment and conservation—watering of public spaces

(Question No 313)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 16 March 2005:

(1) Which parks, playing fields, and other public spaces in the ACT are now being watered by the ACT Government that were previously not being watered under Stage 3 restrictions;

(2) How many such areas are now considered beyond repair due to die-off and thus watering will not re-commence for these urban assets and where are they located;

(3) What has damage to such urban assets cost the ACT Government in terms of asset loss and what would each of these lost urban assets cost the ACT Government to replace or repair if such work could be undertaken.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Page Neighbourhood Oval and Downer Neighbourhood Oval are now being watered as they are the only two grounds that are capable of being brought back to a playable condition for the 2005 winter sport season. Some parkland areas such as lower priority areas in Town and District Parks, National or Significant Roads and Shopping Centres, have gone from no watering to a watering regime equivalent to approximately 50% of normal rates.

(2) No areas are considered beyond repair and when water restrictions are lifted and weather conditions are favourable restoration work will be carried out.

(3) There has been no loss of assets, with their condition temporarily degraded while affected by the water restrictions. Areas affected by Level 3 restrictions totalled 117 hectares of


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