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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (12 April) . .

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Fatal Crashes Injury Crashes Property Damage Only Total 2003 4 4 2004 2 6 8 2005 1 1 2006 1 3 4 2007 2 8 10 2008 1 6 7 2009 5 5 2010 1 1 2011 2 2 2012 0 0 2013 4 4 2014 1 1 2015 1 1 2016 2 2 2017 2 2 (preliminary data) 2018 0 0 (preliminary data) TOTAL 0 7 71 78

Environment—golden sun moth habitat (Question No 1028)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

(1) What total area of Golden Sun Moth habitat will be damaged in the course of the Dudley Street, Yarralumla upgrade works.

(2) What rehabilitation work will be conducted to restore the damaged Sun Moth habitat.

(3) What will be the cost of the rehabilitation works.

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

(1) The Golden Sun Moth (GSM) impact area from construction works is 2.13 hectares. Of this, approximately 1.5 hectares will be temporarily impacted but will be rehabilitated back to GSM habitat. The net impact area will be approximately 0.63 hectares.

(2) Rehabilitation involves seeding the previous habitat areas with an appropriate native grass (C3 mix). The GSM larvae feed on the roots of the grass. There will be an ongoing field studies to confirm that these areas have been reinhabited by GSM.

(3) The cost to rehabilitate the temporary impact area of 1.5 hectares back to GSM habitat is $105,000.


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