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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3609 ..


(5) There will be multiple modes of transport available to connect locals and visitors to the West Basin Precinct. The development of West Basin will improve upon the current access options by providing improved pedestrian and cyclist networks and enhanced public transport services, including light rail.

(6) The permissible building heights for the West Basin precinct are prescribed in Amendment 61 to the National Capital Plan.

(7) Yes.

(8) Currently the open space in West Basin is dominated by surface carparks. At the completion of the development of West Basin project there will be approximately 4.3 hectares of public open space which will include approximately 600 metres of generously scaled waterfront promenade; a new linear urban park; segregated cycle way; a network of pocket parks, plazas, playgrounds and water play elements; and restaurant/cafe pavilions.

Waste—illegal dumping (Question No 1607)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) What is the evidentiary test for taking action against dumpers in relation to several recent reports of illegal dumping at Oakey Hill where in one case identifying materials such as a garage sale sign was found with the dumped rubbish.

(2) How many instances of action against litterers or dumpers have occurred in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018.

(3) What is the government doing to ensure a more vigorous approach to compliance with regards to littering and illegal dumping.

(4) How many cases of dumping illegal rubbish in nature reserves and parks have there been in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018.

(5) Can the Minister list the number of incidences of rubbish dumping in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018, by (i) location and (ii) name of park.

(6) What has been done to discourage dumping at the most common sites.

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

(1) As is the case for all offences, the legislated elements of an illegal dumping offence must be proven. The presence of identifying information is not necessarily adequate on its own in the absence of other supporting evidence.

(2, 4, 5) I have been advised by my Directorate that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form and that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would require a considerable diversion of resources. In this instance, I do not believe that it would be


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