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

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(4) What assessment is necessary to be undertaken for temporary disability parking at events, like the Royal Canberra Show, to ensure it complies with all disability parking regulations.

(5) Was the disability parking at the 2018 Royal Canberra Show compliant with all disability parking regulations.

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

(1) There were two disability parking areas available, with approximately 120 disability parking bays provided in total. 90 disability parking spaces were located in the accessible parking area on Flemington Road (across from the main entrance of EPIC); and an additional 30 parking spaces were located at the Gate 7 entrance to the venue.

(2) From the Flemington Road disability parking area, the maximum distance was approximately 120 metres; and from the Gate 7 disability parking the maximum distance was 50 metres to the secondary entrance for the event.

(3) Flemington Road disability parking area works included new concrete paths and ramps, cutting and removing debris from edging, blowing and sweeping of existing pathways. Traffic marshals were also located in this area to assist patrons in crossing Flemington Road to the main entrance.

The disability parking area at Gate 7 is hard stand to the venue entrance and required no additional works.

(4) An assessment for disability parking was completed by the venue and event organiser. Parking spaces for the venue are approximately 2,000. The ACTPLA General Code for Parking and Vehicle Access stipulates a minimum of 3% of the total number of parking spaces for disability parking.

With approximately 2,000 spaces identified, the requirement was to provide 60 disability parking spaces. Compliance AS2890 - Australian Standard for Parking Facilities was also taken into account.

(5) See (4).

Child care—centres (Question No 1042)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

The 2016 Labor election policy included a $20 million commitment for capacity upgrades to, among others, Franklin Early Childcare School, (a) what is the nature of the works to be delivered, (b) when will consultation with the school communities commence and (c) has consideration been given to extend the Franklin School to Year 6 to address capacity issues across Gungahlin.

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

a) Options for expansion of the Franklin Early Childhood School are being considered.


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