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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (1 November) . . Page.. 4729 ..


dealing with the justice system. Funding of $390,000 was allocated for two staff, one based in the Community Services Directorate and one based in Justice and Community Safety, to develop the strategy. The 2018-19 ACT Budget also provided an ongoing allocation of $60,000 in 2018-19 and 2019-20, increasing to $65,000 in 2020-21 and 2021-22 to Canberra Community Law to provide ongoing support for its Socio-Legal Practice Clinic. The clinic services a large number of people with disability to have greater access to justice.

Ongoing budget allocation through the Flexible Transport Office in Transport Canberra and City Services manages a suite of ACT Government specialised transport services including the network design and operation of Special Needs School Transport (SNT), the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Bus and the Flexible Bus Service.

The SNT fleet comprises 18 x 21 seat wheelchair accessible minibuses; and one x 12 seat wheelchair accessible minibus. Two mini buses are used for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community program.

The SNT network provides transport to and from ACT public schools for 346 students with disabilities and 53 Introductory English Class students using 41 buses and eight taxis each school day. The service transports students to 45 specialised and mainstream schools Canberra wide. Transport Canberra operates 11 routes in the network, Keirs operates the remaining 30 routes.

The Flexible Bus Service (using the SNT fleet in the middle of the day) provides approximately 300 - 350 passenger movements per week and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Bus service provides approximately 150 - 200 passenger movements per week.

Through the 2018-19 Budget, The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) will be working with a National Disability Insurance Scheme provider to film and produce a series of virtual reality experiences of nature based activities which will be tailored for people with a disability and others who may not be able to access our parks and reserves directly. EPSDD is also undertaking a series of 'accessibility road tests' of our parks. Through these projects, the Directorate will bring together virtual reality and real experiences to people with a disability to ensure their maximum access to our parks and reserves in the ACT.

ACTION bus service—MyWay card (Question No 1833)

Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) What is the monthly breakdown of MyWay cards that have been in circulation since January 2017 in each of the following categories (a) standard, (b) tertiary, (c) concession and (d) student.

(2) What is the monthly breakdown of MyWay cards that have been used at least once, in each of the card categories identified in part (1), since January 2017.

(3) How many passengers using standard, tertiary and concession MyWay cards reached the monthly 40 paid trip cap in each month since January 2017.


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