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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3054..

(2) $1,053

(3) There has been no blitz on parking restrictions in Hopetoun Circuit however ACT Parking Operations have attended the area on at least 11 separate occasions due to complaints from the public as well as the normal routine daily patrol since 2010.

(4) Between 18 and 20 April 2012 there were 40 official warnings given and multiple verbal warnings.

(5) Vehicles that were found parked illegally on nature strips had warning notices placed on them for the responsible driver. In addition to this, parking and information officers provided educational flyers to motorists to raise awareness of the requirements under the Australian Road Rules. It is a licensing requirement for the motorist to familiarise themselves with the Australian Road Rules and comply with the relevant legislation within the state or territory.

(6) Hopetoun Circuit was selected as there had been complaints received in relation to vehicles parking on the nature strip causing line of sight issues.

(7) Parking Operations act on complaints made by members of the public and if there are a high number of offenders, the same process that has been undertaken in Hopetoun Circuit is followed to advise residents that Parking Operations is in the area.

(8) If complaints are received in a residential area for vehicles parking on the nature strip then the area or offending vehicles are given warnings for 3 consecutive days, before infringements are issued.

(9) There have not been any formal approvals for residents to convert nature strips to car parks in Hopetoun Circuit Yarralumla.

Planning—climate change impact (Question No 2403)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) How is the Government's data from the report on Ecological connectivity for climate change in the ACT and surrounding region being used in land planning for the ACT.

(2) What liaison with the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate is undertaken to access this data.

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

(1) The data and conclusions from the report on Ecological connectivity for climate change in the ACT and surrounding region are preliminary work aimed at improving the ability to identify areas of important landscape connectivity in the ACT and region.

The authors of the report caution that their work should be regarded as indicative only, as it is based on modelled data and is sensitive to the choice of model parameters, data resolution, ratings for habitat quality and permeability.

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