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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 12 Hansard (15 October) . . Page.. 4669..


Is there a more recent plan than the plan from February 2001 showing proposed cycleways through Kingston Foreshore, appearing to be the Public Transport Routes Plan by the then Kingston Foreshore Development Authority (now the Land Development Agency); if not, why has the cycle route along Eyre Street shown on the plan not been provided and when will this route be provided.

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

The 2001 Public Transport Routes Plan that displays the cycle ways through Kingston Foreshore remains the current approved plan.

The Eyre Street cycle path is partially complete with the balance to be completed once the development on the corner of the harbour promenade and Eyre Street (as indicated on Attachment A) has been constructed. Further access to the opposite side over the water (also indicated on Attachment A) will not be available until the bridge has been developed. Construction of the bridge and associated road works is expected to commence in the next 12 to 18 months.

Schools—truancy

(Question No 309)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 15 September 2009:

(1) How many truancy cases have occurred in the past three years to date whereby principals have contacted the Department of Education and Training to discuss the individual needs of the child and negotiate the involvement of an appropriate authorised person under section 35(3) of the Education Act 2004 and the Department of Education and Training policy on attendance at Government schools (9.11).

(2) How many times in the past three years has the Chief Executive of the Department of Education and Training had cause to take further action for non attendance at school under section 12 of the Education Act 2004.

(3) How many government schools in the ACT have their own school-based attendance procedures as required by the Department of Education and Training policy on attendance at Government schools (9.1).

(4) How many government schools in the ACT communicate their attendance policy to students, parents and staff at least each semester as required by the Department of Education and Training policy on attendance at Government schools (9.4).

(5) How many individual school's attendance policies clearly outline the procedures for principals in notifying parents of non attendance of a child as required by the Department of Education and Training policy on attendance at Government schools (9.6).

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

(1) In the past three years 11 cases of non attendance have been reported by principals to the Department of Education and Training. The Department contacted parents with a


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