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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1018..


are also found just over the border in NSW, these populations are also declining. The main reasons for the decline is an introduced fungus disease combined with dry years.

In 2003 the ACT Government established a captive population of about 900 Corroboree Frogs at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, by collecting a small proportion of the eggs found in nests in the wild. The program has successfully boosted the survival rate of eggs from less than 20% in the wild, to close to 90% in captivity. The aim is to eventually release frogs back to the wild. The foresight of this initiative is now being fully realised as it has become evident that there are too few frogs in the wild producing eggs for collection. The challenge to find ways to breed the species in captivity has proved to be extremely difficult because of the species specialised requirements. The ACT Government is working with the Corroboree Frog Recovery Team and the Amphibian Research Centre in Melbourne to develop successful methods for breeding Corroboree Frogs.

Works-pedestrian facilities

(Question No 1492)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 28 February 2007:

(1) How many projects, across the whole of the ACT, have been undertaken and completed since 2004-05 under the Capital Works Upgrade Program (Pedestrian Facilities);

(2) Have these projects been for the renovation or installation of pedestrian facilities;

(3) In which suburbs have the completed works occurred;

(4) How many projects have been approved, but not yet completed, under the program for the current financial year across the whole of the ACT;

(5) In which suburbs are these projects located.

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

(1) 16 projects have been completed from 2004/05 to 2006/07

(2) All projects were for the installation of new paths.

(3) The completed projects were located in Red Hill, Watson, Garran, Hughes, Kambah, Yarralumla, Melba, Waramanga, McKellar, Forrest, Nicholls, Weston, Curtin.

(4) 6 projects have been approved and are currently out to tender for selection of a contractor to build the works in the current financial year.

(5) These projects are located in Campbell, Griffith, Lyneham, Watson, Oaks Estate.

Crime-drug offences

(Question No 1494)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 28 February 2007:


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