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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 7 Hansard (7 August) . .

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council and, indeed, by those of us interested in improving the site at Calwell. As to the details of the finalisation of signage, I know that all the markings are in place but I will contact my colleague in TAMS and find out when that signage will be completed.

Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Schools—emergency incidents

MS BURCH: I refer to the question from Mr Doszpot about gas leaks, gas leaks occurred this morning at Charles Conder and Kingsford Smith. Charles Conder was evacuated while the gas was isolated, and the school returned to classrooms at around 10.20. The Kingsford Smith School was not evacuated at all. The fire brigade attended both schools to manage the incidents; they ventilated the affected spaces and undertook testing for clearing for the spaces to be occupied. ACT WorkSafe has been notified of both incidents.

There was no breakage in the gas lines at either school. At Charles Conder the fault occurred because the controller, or solenoid, failed. The heating system in the hall was turned off, and we are awaiting parts to repair two units. However, heating to the learning, teaching and administrative spaces is continuing. Advice from the contractor is that the fault is common in a particular model, but we have also checked the other pilot lights in the other heating systems.

At Kingsford Smith, it appeared to be operator error. The heating to the learning and teaching spaces is continuing.

The HVAC contractors have been instructed to check all spaces at both schools, and the directorate has instructed contractors to identify the types of controllers installed at all our schools and government-owned childcare centres to check if they are the same as those at Charles Conder and, where necessary, to make the necessary replacements.

Territory and Municipal Services—vandalism of depots

MR RATTENBURY: Earlier I was asked about delays to cleaning in southern parts of Canberra. I can confirm that work was affected for about a week. Woden interchange and the inner south shopping centres were the areas predominantly affected. They were cleaned to a bare minimum for that period, and the backlog of work has now been completed.

Legislation program—spring 2014

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Housing and Minister for Tourism and Events): On behalf of the Chief Minister, for the information of members, I present the following paper:


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