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(2) Is the Government aware the nets are worn and have holes, on the side and the roof, the size of cricket balls.

(3) Will the Government replace the nets; if so, when; if not, why not.

(4) Will the Government repaint the markings on the floor of the nets given the markings on the ground have worn off.

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

(1) Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) Sport and Recreation facilities conduct bi-monthly inspection of all ACT Sportsground assets under their management. Officers consider the safety and utility of sportsgrounds assets and conduct, or program repairs and maintenance as required.

(2) TCCS is in the process of redesigning the way that cricket nets are constructed to mitigate issues that may occur during normal use. Following the completion of this work, cricket assets which require maintenance or repair will be prioritised for attention.

(3) Priority and timing of repairs or replacement works will be determined after the above-mentioned redesign process is completed and in light of seasonal sporting demand.

(4) TCCS will assess the requirements for line markings at the Amaroo and Moncrieff cricket nets and take appropriate action prior to the commencement of the 2021/22 cricket season.

Trees—urban canopy
(Question No 190)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for the Environment, upon notice, on 23 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) What was the tree canopy of the ACT in (a) 2008, (b) 2012, (c) 2016 and (d) 2020.

(2) What was the vegetation coverage of the ACT in (a) 2008, (b) 2012, (c) 2016 and (d) 2020.

(3) How many mature trees has the ACT lost per year through urban and other development in the last 10 years.

(4) What ACT data and systems does the Government have and use to monitor tree and vegetation loss and how are these made publicly available.

(5) What other data measures is the ACT Government aware of or using to monitor vegetation or trees in the ACT.

(6) How many trees will need to be planted to meet the ACT Government’s 30 percent tree canopy target by 2045.

(7) How many replacement trees will the ACT Government plant over the same period.

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