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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 3 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1025..


ACTION bus service—Nightrider

(Question No 1857)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 13 February 2008:

(1) What was the total operating cost of the Nightrider bus service in 2007-2008;

(2) What was the total operating cost of the Nightrider bus service per (a) vehicle kilometre and (b) passenger boarding for 2007-2008.

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

1. Total operating cost of the Nightrider bus service in 2007-2008 was $56,348 40

2. Cost of the Nightrider bus service per:

(a) vehicle kilometre was $1.49

(b) passenger boarding was $28.27

Public service—community engagement

(Question No 1858)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

(1) What is the relationship between the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Community Engagement Policy and the ACT Government's Community Engagement Manual;

(2) Given that the Department of Housing and Community Services website now offers the TAMS Community Engagement Charter, (a) what department does the Community Engagement Unit now sit in, (b) who does the unit report to and (c) how many staff are employed in the unit;

(3) Can the Minister provide a copy of the Community Engagement Framework referred to in the TAMS document;

(4) Can the Minister provide some examples of instances where it has used the Community Engagement Policy;

(5) Given that in 1998 a register of Community Consultation was available as part of the Community Consultation protocol and that it lists consultation by department, process, and indicated feedback methods, (a) is such a register still maintained; if so, by whom; if not, will the Minister consider reinstating this service.

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

1. TAMS Community Engagement Policy - This policy sits within the ACT Government overall framework for Community Engagement and specifically addresses the needs of the Department. The TAMS Community Engagement Policy is consistent with the


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