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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 6 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1853..


do arise from time to time and will be picked up in the maintenance program. There are other areas where parts of that path have been resealed in recent years as well. That is the other thing I would add, having noticed the difference.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, who is liable if there is an accident on a bike path due to poor maintenance, and has the ACT paid compensation to people who have suffered accidents?

MR RATTENBURY: Given the very specific nature of the question, Mr Coe, I think it might be best if I take advice on that, both on the legal liability and also on the specific question of whether there are particular recorded matters.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.

DR BOURKE: Minister, could you tell the Assembly about the recent refurbishment of the bike path beside Bindubi Street in my electorate of Ginninderra?

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members! Mr Coe! Mr Rattenbury has the call.

MR RATTENBURY: I have not read the RiotACT article, as it happens; I missed that one. The government does have an ongoing program of upgrading cycle paths around the city. Various sections do get cracked by trees and simple wear and tear over time. I am pleased to hear that the one near Bindubi Street has recently been done. The last time I rode I do not recall it being particularly bad, but perhaps it has deteriorated. It has been a while since I have ridden that section.

One of the things I would mention is that if there are specific areas of concern for either members or constituents that they get in touch with TAMS. Through those reports we can identify areas that need specific attention.

Energy—electricity prices

MR GENTLEMAN: My question is to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development. Minister, the Australian Energy Market Commission recently published its report on electricity price trends to June 2015. What does this report forecast in terms of electricity costs for Canberrans?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Gentleman for the question. Yes, in March this year the Australian Energy Market Commission released its report, Possible Future Retail Electricity Price Movements: 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2015. This report identifies the trends and reports on the drivers of these trends in Australian residential electricity prices. It does this for each jurisdiction and at a national level for the period 2011-12 to 2014-15.


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