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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1030..


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

(1) Roads ACT assessed the parking conditions on Dundas Court. As a result, modifications have been implemented, in consultation with the traders, to improve the parking situation. Also designated parking bays have been allocated to buses. This would confine buses to these spaces especially during peak business hours.

(2) It is the responsibility of Parking Operations to patrol this area to ensure that the new arrangements are not breached.

Water-Canberra Airport

(Question No 1504)

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

(1) How much does the Canberra Airport pay on an annual basis for use of groundwater;

(2) Does the price vary according to the amount used;

(3) Are there limitations on the amount that may be extracted;

(4) Have there been investigations into the sustainability of the aquifer which supplied the water;

(5) Are there conditions and oversight to ensure that the water is used sustainably.

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

(1)-(5) Responsibility for this land comes under the Airports Act 1996 and is outside the jurisdiction of the ACT Government.

Government-shopfront closures

(Question No 1505)

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

(1) What statistical analysis was done before the closure of the Civic Shopfront;

(2) What alternative arrangements are being made for those without access to the internet.

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

(1) A broad range of data from the Shopfront service, and other Canberra Connect service channels, was analysed to determine future counter service requirements. In particular, data concerning the number of customer arrivals at Civic Shopfront, and all shopfronts, over the past four years was carefully examined.


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