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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 5800..


(4) How long did it take, on average, for each café owner in (a) the Gungahlin Town Centre, (b) Civic and (c) the Belconnen Town Centre, (d) the Woden Town Centre, (e) the Tuggeranong Town Centre and (f) group centres to receive approval to trade in their outdoor area after submitting their application.

(5) What is the average seating capacity of each outdoor area used by businesses in (a) the Gungahlin Town Centre, (b) Civic, (c) the Belconnen Town Centre, (d) the Woden Town Centre, (e) the Tuggeranong Town Centre and (f) group centres.

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

(1) There are no relevant database records that contain the information which could readily provide these figures. Manually searching for this information would divert significant resources.

(2) There are no relevant database records that contain the information which could readily provide these figures. Manually searching for this information would divert significant resources.


The size of areas may vary from three or four square metres up to several hundred square metres, depending on the scope of the business and the area potentially available to them under a permit.

(3) There are no relevant database records that contain the information which could provide these figures. Manually searching for this information would divert significant resources.


Generally trees are excluded from permit areas. However some areas have been granted permits over the years where the area included a number of trees. The policy document requires that a minimum radius distance of 1.2 metres be kept from tree trunks in or near the outdoor cafe area.

(4) There are no relevant database records that contain the information which could readily provide these figures. Manually searching for this information would divert significant resources.

(5) There are no relevant database records that contain the information which could readily provide these figures. Manually searching for this information would divert significant resources.

Business—outdoor cafe licences

(Question No 422)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 12 November 2009:

(1) How many applications were received by the Government for outdoor café licences in October 2009.

(2) How many of the applications have been approved as of 10 November 2009.

(3) What was the average wait time for each application approved.


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