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(2) What is the number of staff involved with the street tree maintenance program for the financial years (a) 2010-2011, (b) 2011-2012, (c) 2012-2013, (d) 2013-2014, (e) 2014-2015 and (f) 2015-2016 to date.

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

(1) The breakdown of costs are shown below:

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 Jun YTD Jun YTD Jun YTD Jun YTD Jun YTD Feb YTD Salary and Non Payroll Contract Staff 2,560,363 2,960,558 3,710,862 3,809,947 3,921,669 2,519,182 Operational Costs* 2,568,061 2,935,548 3,242,843 3,687,926 2,823,001 1,947,467 Total Costs 5,128,424 5,896,106 6,953,705 7,497,873 6,744,670 4,466,648

* This includes:

      •     Equipment hire (travel towers, trucks and wood chippers, crane truck and stump cutting).

      •     Plant, equipment and vehicles lease costs and fuel

      •     Repairs and maintenance on leased and owned plant, vehicles and equipment

      •     Tree planting, tree watering & removal of trees

      •     Other operational/administrative costs such as IT, depot costs, security, stationery, storage yard management, etc.

Note: Tree maintenance includes street and park tree maintenance, tree removals, watering, planting and administration of the Tree Protection Act 2005. There are approx 750,000 street and park trees.

(2) Staffing numbers are shown below:

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 Jun YTD Jun YTD Jun YTD Jun YTD Jun YTD Feb YTD Urban Treescapes 42.83 42.89 44.93 45.44 43.96 43.91 Tree Protection Unit* - - 5.83 5.5 5.57 6 Total Number of Staff 42.83 42.89 50.76 50.94 49.53 49.91

* The Tree Protection Unit became part of Urban Treescapes from 2012-13 onwards.

Housing—statistics (Question No 690)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 9 March 2016:

(1) What is the number of rateable dwellings (or dwellings/households paying rates) in the ACT as at 8 March 2016.


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