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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2547..


(1) There is currently no formal evaluation on the effectiveness of fencing and animal underpasses along GDE in relation to prevention of collisions between cars and kangaroos or accidents when drivers swerve or stop suddenly to avoid a collision.

(2) The additional cost of fencing and underpasses is normally included in the overall cost of civil works and is dependent on site specific conditions. The average cost of an underpass is in the range of $1 million while fencing costs around $90 per metre.

(3) While there is no list of locations in the ACT for fencing and animal crossings, it is a policy to consider inclusions of infrastructure measures that my reduce the incidence of vehicle/wildlife collisions in the design of new and or upgraded major urban arterial rods. The current design of the Majura Parkway has considered the need for fencing and animal crossings.

Domestic Animal Services—dogs (Question No 2277)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) How many vouchers were issued for dogs sold by through the Domestic Animals Service for the animal to be desexed and what was the total value of the vouchers, for the (a) financial year 2010-2011 and the (b) first half of the financial year 2011-2012.

(2) Have any arrangements been made for desexing vouchers for dogs sold through any other agencies or means; if so, what was the total value of the vouchers.

(3) Have any arrangements been made for desexing vouchers for cats sold through any other agencies or means; if so, what was the total value of the vouchers.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Of the vouchers issued/sold by Domestic Animal Services (DAS), 183 were presented to the RSPCA and subsequently paid for by DAS, in the 2010/2011 year, totally $30,895.

For the first half of the 2011/2012 year DAS has sold/issued 66 animal desexing vouchers to a total value of $12,476.

(2) No alternative arrangements have been made by DAS for desexing vouchers to be sold through other agencies or means.

(3) DAS does not sell cat desexing vouchers. Desexing of cats is undertaken by the RSPCA-ACT or by licensed veterinarians.

Waste—collection contracts (Question No 2292)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:


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