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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1961 ..


Movable signs located on public unleased land are regulated under the Public Unleased Land (Movable Sign) Code of Practice 2013. Where rangers identify a movable sign located on public unleased land that is non-compliant with the Code rangers engage with the owner of the sign and remind them of their responsibilities and obligations. Where non-compliance continues, or where re-offending is identified, enforcement action is taken.

Since 1 July 2017 City Rangers have received and responded to 54 complaints of non-compliant signs. Most of these complaints were in relation to movable signs. In July 2017, rangers responded to reports of four billboards erected on public unleased land in Gungahlin. After engaging with the business responsible for their erection, a warning was issued and the business removed all four billboards and reinstated the land to its original condition.

Land—Dickson purchase

Mr Barr (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Tuesday, 10 April 2018):

According to a search of records by the directorate, the Tradies first expressed an interest in obtaining the car park site adjacent to their club, on 13 January 2010, by way of direct sale application.

The details relating to this matter are already on the public record and well canvassed specifically at paragraph 1.10 of the Auditor-General's Report Tender for the Sale of Block 30 (formerly Block 20) Section 34 Dickson.

Domestic animal services—dogs

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Ms Lawder and Miss C Burch on Wednesday, 11 April 2018):

On 19 March 2017, ACT Policing requested Domestic Animal Services (DAS) assistance at 41 Molesworth Street in Watson, to assist in the management of a dog while they executed a warrant on that location. DAS Rangers attended the address and secured a female dog and litter of eight puppies whilst police safely entered the premises and executed the warrant. The female dog and all puppies were released back to their keeper immediately after the police operation, as the puppies were under 12 weeks of age and there was no evidence that they were being bred for profit or commercial gain, nor any injuries or welfare concerns held for the dog or puppies. The dog was not treated by a veterinary surgeon.

Greyhound racing—draft code of practice

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Wednesday, 11 April 2018):

A draft Code of Practice for Keeping and Breeding Racing Greyhounds that was circulated for stakeholder feedback in April 2018, did propose a minimum race kennel


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