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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4336 ..


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

1. (a) 79,486 and (b) 79,942.

2. (a) 5,645 light emitting diode (LED) and 20,822 compact fluorescent and (b) 6,101 LED and 20,799 compact fluorescent.

3. (a) 6,470 and (b) 6,463.

4. Mercury vapour lamps and light fittings are being replaced with LED light fittings as the old light fittings become unserviceable.

5. (a) 4,211 and (b) 6,372.

6. (a) The standard time to repair a streetlight, prior to May 2018 under the previous contractual arrangements was 10 days and excludes complex faults. (b) The Streetlight Energy Performance Contract is in the implementation phase and key performance indicators will apply from 1 November 2018 and require a two day response time for simple faults reported by a third party.

Planning—roads (Question No 1689)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 24 August 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Roads):

Why isn't better forward planning applied to major housing development area, so that roads are built for planned capacity (rather than having to improve/duplicate roads at a later date, for example build roads to suit the zoning of the area.

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

Transport planning and traffic modelling is undertaken to predict future traffic flows including the required road capacity for all new development areas. Care is always taken to preserve sufficient land requirements within road reserves so that they can be designed for the future predicted ultimate traffic volumes, if and when required.

It is important to remember that as development of new areas proceeds, road duplications or upgrades are sometimes required, and these undertaken through a staged approach to infrastructure investment. This is done to ensure that road development is properly sequenced in line with the development that was anticipated.

Education Directorate—communications (Question No 1690)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 24 August 2018:

(1) How many communications staff are employed in the (a) Education Directorate (ED) and in ACT schools and (b) Minister's office.


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