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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3628 ..


(2) Maintenance requests for local shops are lodged through Access Canberra or the Fix My Street portal.

(3) Cleaning is generally carried out on a programmed cycle, however requests for service or maintenance are prioritised with public safety being the most important factor. Reports relating to the presence of offensive graffiti are also treated as a high priority and offensive graffiti is generally removed within 24 hours.

(4) The actual spend for maintenance and cleaning of shopping centres was:

a. 2016-17 -$2,765,849.

b. 2017-18 - $2,507,933.

c. The budget allocated for 2018-19 is $2,878,740.

(5) Works include litter picking, cleaning of surfaces, pruning of bushes, lifting of trees, servicing of bins, daily cleaning of toilets, pressure cleaning of paving as required, removal of graffiti from Government assets, repairs to damaged furniture including seating, minor horticultural maintenance of garden beds and removal of leaves during autumn.

(6) TCCS does not remove graffiti from private property and private assets and does not carry out maintenance on private assets including outside areas that are the responsibility of private building owners or leaseholders.

(7) Twelve shopping centres have public toilets within 20 metres. The opening hours are dependent on the toilet location but are generally opened between 6:30am and 8:30am and closed after 8.30 pm in winter and 10.30 pm in summer. Many shopping centres or businesses provide toilets to their customers within their premises.

(8) There are no programs for upgrading public toilets this financial year, although the toilet at Kambah Village shopping centre will be relocated as part of an upgrade that will commence later this financial year.

(9) There are 54 shopping centres that do not have ACT Government managed public toilets. Many of these shops may have their own, centre or business-managed toilets which are not serviced by the ACT Government.

(10) No specific funding has been allocated in 2018-19 for installing public toilets at local shops.

Land—tax (Question No 1638)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 17 August 2018:

What is the situation with respect to land tax if not all the property is occupied by the owner; in particular is land tax charged (a) on blocks with multiple dwellings such as granny flats; if so, how is the amount of land tax determined and (b) if a single dwelling on a block is occupied by a person or persons other than the owner(s); if so, (i) how is the amount of land tax determined, (ii) is the relationship of the owner to the occupier a relevant factor, (iii) is the amount of rent ,if any, paid relevant, and (iv) is the size of the space used by the non owner relevant; if not, (i) has there been a time in the past when


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