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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 6 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2024..


the Chief Minister in establishing Ministerial portfolios following the election of the second Stanhope Government. The Chief Minister's media release of 4 November 2005 reflects the announcement of portfolio responsibilities.

(2) The relocation of the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support to the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services was a machinery of government process and did not impact on service delivery. The transfer only served to enhance the delivery of services to the community. The Department now has responsibility for funding more than 70% of the non-government human services supported by the ACT Government. This significant role will extend our partnerships with the community sector, which are a vital part of the delivery of human services in the Territory.

Further, the Government has committed to consolidating worksites across the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support (in line with the Vardon report recommendations). New accommodation for the Office has been secured at 11 Moore Street, City and the relocation of the Office will be broadly promoted in the community preceding the move.

Cycle lanes

(Question No 355)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 6 April 2005:

(1) How much money has been expended for all types of signage for on-road cycle lanes, for each on-road cycle lane that has been constructed or partially constructed, during (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05 to date;

(2) What is the total amount of funds which have been budgeted for such signage in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05 and (d) future financial years;

(3) What is the projected completion date for any on-road signage projects currently underway.

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

(1) Provision of signage is included in on-road cycle lane projects as part of an overall project and is not undertaken as a separate contract. The amount of signage provided is generally minimal and represents a very small percentage of the overall project cost. The order of cost of the signage over the three years would be no more than $20,000.

(2) See above.

(3) See above.

Roads-traffic infringements

(Question No 356)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 6 April 2005:

(1) How many motorists have been issued with infringements for the use of mobile phones while driving in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05 to date;


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