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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1852..


  • Timber for furniture/ wood turning. The urban forest contains some types of timber that is scarce and highly sought after. Discussion will be held with wood-turners, furniture makers and timber recyclers about the sale of some of the timber.
  • Firewood. Statistics indicate that some 40,000 tonnes of firewood is brought into Canberra annually and used as firewood. There may be an opportunity to reduce the number of remnant trees used as firewood as some timber from the UFRP could be used in its place.

Roads—disabled parking permits

(Question No 107)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 24 March 2009 (redirected to the Minister for Transport):

(1) How many disabled parking permits have been issued since 30 June 2008.

(2) How many of those permits in part (1) have been issued to owners of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

(3) How many wheelchair accessible vehicles are registered in the ACT in total.

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

1. 2,320

2. The Road Transport Authority does not record any unique identifiers for privately registered wheelchair accessible vehicles on its database. Therefore, the Authority is unable to answer this question.

3. The Road Transport Authority does not record any unique identifiers for privately registered wheelchair accessible vehicles on its database. Therefore, the Authority is unable to fully answer this question. There are currently 24 wheelchair accessible taxis registered in the ACT.

Tidbinbilla—community workshop

(Question No 132)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 24 March 2009 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

(1) How many people attended each community workshop on a new plan for Tidbinbilla held on 17 and 18 February 2009 from (a) relevant government agencies and (b) the general public.

(2) What was the agenda/programme for each workshop.

(3) Who facilitated the workshops and what were the facilitators' qualifications for so doing.


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