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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (2 August) . . Page.. 2791 ..


(5) How are other users of this sports ground, such as Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, informed about the use of SBR rubber crumb and the plans for replacement and upgrade.

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

(1) I can confirm that replacement of the synthetic surface at Nicholls Neighbourhood Oval will be funded in the 2018-19 ACT Budget for completion in 2019-20.

(2) As I previously advised, relevant standards were met at the time of installation and there is no information to suggest the material is hazardous. I have, however, asked officials in the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate to investigate testing of the material to confirm that it is not hazardous.

(3) As I previously advised, relevant standards were met at the time of installation and there is no information to suggest the material is hazardous.

(4) I am unaware of any formal communications with the Gold Creek School Parents and Citizens Association relating to the Nicholls Synthetic Oval.

(5) The government has now publicly announced funding for the upgrade and will include all affected stakeholders in communications about this project. Approved for circulation to the Member and incorporation in Hansard.

Transport—parking (Question No 1452)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2018 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) In relation to car parking in Gungahlin Town Centre, can the Minister confirm that the current Park and Ride at The Valley Way is at 100 percent capacity most mornings by 9 am.

(2) What plans are there for long-term parking solutions, not temporary parking, for commuters in this area.

(3) How many permanent parking spaces will be available for commuters in the Gungahlin Town Centre in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

(4) What will be the location of these parking spaces in relation to public transport options.

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

(1) Site visits undertaken in the week of 28 May 2018 revealed less than 50% occupancy at 9am for the Park and Ride parking area on The Valley Avenue.

(2) As Gungahlin town centre continues to grow, new development will continue to increase the supply of parking in accordance with the requirements of the Territory Plan.


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