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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 508..


MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter, do you wish to elaborate? Mr Corbell was seeking clarification of the question.

Ms Hunter: The question was around appeal rights and if there are any appeal rights, through any sort of legal process, around eviction from caravan parks in the ACT at the moment.

MR CORBELL: It will depend on the nature of the specific occupation agreement.

MR COE: Supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Is the issue of residents of long-stay caravan parks before cabinet at the moment or has it been before cabinet?

MR CORBELL: It is not for me to disclose what is on the cabinet agenda.

Roads-bus stops

MR HARGREAVES: My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development in regard to his responsibility for transport planning. Minister, I understand that you announced the start of community consultation on a bus stops study in Adelaide Avenue. You need to be congratulated on talking to the community in the contemplative stage, which is something that those opposite have not noticed yet. Minister, can you please tell the Assembly what this project is about?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Hargreaves for his question. I was very pleased today to announce the start of the public consultation process on options to develop bus stations on Adelaide Avenue and Yarra Glen, in the south of Canberra. This project is part of a number of targeted actions by the government to focus on improving access to high frequency public transport services for Canberrans. Adelaide Avenue is a very heavily used corridor when it comes to public transport. Buses run during the peak times, and indeed throughout the day, with a frequency of five to seven minutes along this corridor.

The real problem is that at the moment a large number of residents, and indeed people who work in areas immediately adjacent to the corridor, do not have good access to these high frequency services and instead need to rely on the slower and often more circuitous local area services.

To address this problem the government is now looking at options to establish bus stations at the Carruthers Street, Kent Street and Hopetoun Circuit bridges along Adelaide Avenue and Yarra Glen. This will provide excellent access for residents and for people working in areas such as the Deakin business precinct in terms of being able to use a high frequency bus service to get them between Civic and Woden and points further afield.


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