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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 11 Hansard (15 November) . . Page.. 3523..


ACTION bus service—texting system

(Question No 1704)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 27 September 2007:

(1) Has the ACT Government considered the introduction of a text message/mobile phone system for ACTION clients to determine the time of arrival of their bus service;

(2) Has the Government looked at the system used by Yarra Trams in Melbourne in relation to its own earlier proposal for a real time system.

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

(1) Yes. ACTION has a system in place called BusText that provides customers with timetable information via SMS.

(2) No.

Tharwa bridge

(Question No 1705)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 27 September 2007:

(1) What engineer's reports informed the decision not to restore Tharwa Bridge;

(2) Which engineers provided the Government with advice.

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

(1) No decision has been made not to restore Tharwa Bridge.

(2) The Government has been advised on options for the existing Tharwa Bridge by departmental engineering staff, private consultant engineers and engineering staff from the Roads and Traffic Authority NSW.

Health—equine influenza

(Question No 1709)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 27 September 2007 (redirected to the Acting Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change):

(1) When did the ACT Government first learn of the outbreak of equine influenza;

(2) Who told the ACT Government that an outbreak of equine influenza had occurred;

(3) What action did the ACT Government take in response to the advice about the outbreak of equine influenza;


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