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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . .

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

The Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 would provide the last known figures based on the census collection conducted in 2011.

The 2011 Census can be found at

Transport—Age-Friendly Suburbs Active Travel project (Question No 730)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Transport and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 7 April 2016:

(1) On what basis were Ainslie and Weston selected to first receive maintenance as part of the Age-Friendly Suburbs Active Travel project.

(2) When do you expect work to (a) commence and (b) be complete in Weston.

(3) What are the criteria for prioritising certain suburbs for upgrades as part of the Age-Friendly project.

(4) Which suburbs, after Kaleen and Monash, are next scheduled for upgrades as part of the Age-Friendly project.

(5) What is the (a) minimum and (b) maximum number of suburbs that can be attended to in 12 months.

(6) How much will the upgrades cost in each of Ainslie, Weston, Kaleen and Monash.

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

(1) Ainslie and Weston were chosen by Roads ACT, after consultation with the Office of Ageing and the Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) in consultation with the Council of the Ageing (COTA), based on current and projected age demographic profiles, and differences in their respective built environments.

(2) Construction of priority one improvements in Weston is expected to commence in May 2016 and be completed by September 2016. The program will be confirmed once the construction contractor is engaged.

(3) All suburbs under consideration for age friendly suburb improvements are prioritised based on current and future demographic profiles, the location of age care facilities, and the suburb's need for additional active travel facilities.

(4) The Government will consider suburbs for upgrades in future budgets.

(5) The program for each suburb is allocated over two years. The two-year timeframe allows for investigation and community consultation before design and construction. Two suburbs per year are currently planned.

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