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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2065..


Ginninderra district high school

(Question No 1091)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 4 May 2006:

(1) What road/pedestrian safety improvements have been undertaken to facilitate the transition of Ginninderra District High School (GDHS) students and/or students residing in the GDHS priority enrolment area to other schools;

(2) What is the total cost of those improvements listed in part (1);

(3) What is the number of additional bus services put on to facilitate the travel of existing GDHS students and/or students residing in the GDHS priority enrolment area to other schools;

(4) What is the projected annual cost of each of these services and the proportion of these costs estimated to be recovered from fares;

(5) What is the total cost recovery rate on student bus travel services in the ACT.

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

(1) Nil

(2) Nil

(3) One

(4) (a) There has been a net saving of approximately $16,000.

(b) N/A

(5) The total cost recovery rate on dedicated school student bus services is 22.8%.

Schools-empty desks

(Question No 1092)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 4 May 2006:

(1) What is the average cost to the ACT Government of an empty desk in an ACT Government school;

(2) How is that average cost determined;

(3) How is community-use taken into account in arriving at that figure.

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

(1) The ACT Government does not calculate a cost for empty desks in ACT Government schools.


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