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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 2132..

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(2) Yes. In addition to the information identified in response to Question 1, the ACT Government provides specific, targeted information about how to implement functional energy and water saving mechanisms in the home via its Think water, act water tune-up programs and ACT Energy Wise audits. This information is provided during a home visit and is therefore specifically tailored to implementation in the participant's homes. Rebates are also provided to assist participants to implement functional water and energy saving mechanisms in their homes and gardens.


(Question No 1611)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 30 May 2007:

Has the Government (a) considered adopting wider footpaths in Canberra suburbs and town centres and (b) developed any plans with regard to footpaths, to encourage walking in the ACT; if not, why not.

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

(a) No - there are specific design standards covering footpaths and this highlights different widths, ranging from 1.2 - 3.0m, depending on their use and location. This is consistent with practice in other jurisdictions around Australia.

(b) There is a 10 year master plan covering cycle and pedestrian infrastructure. This information is available on the TAMS website. The Plan has been also been disseminated through public information sessions, and is supported by groups such as pedal power.


(Question No 1612)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 31 May 2007:

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