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(2) Have issues of the entrapment of waterbirds and aquatic wildlife in spillways and sumps in Canberra waterways been raised with TCCS before; if so, how have these issues been dealt with.

(3) What are the barriers to TCCS consulting with relevant groups and developing solutions to avoid wildlife entrapment in TCCS infrastructure.

(4) More broadly, are TCCS involved in the design process of lakes and ponds; if so, how and are wildlife hazards considered in the design process.

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

(1) There is no Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) policy relating to animal entrapment in government infrastructure. Where entrapped animals are encountered and TCCS can safely undertake or enable the safe recovery of wildlife, our officers support and assist where possible.

(2) Regarding the spillways of Territory dams, TCCS are anecdotally aware of a couple of matters at Yerrabi Dam and Point Hut Dam. In these matters, where waterbirds and aquatic wildlife had perished, they were disposed of appropriately. Alternately, where rescue could be safely facilitated this was undertaken.

(3) TCCS is open to consultation with relevant wildlife groups. For example, TCCS was recently contacted about a wildlife issue at a TCCS dam, on that occasion, TCCS coordinated a site visit with the interested parties to consider options.

(4) Yes, TCCS assists the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD in the design process for new dams. Many factors including wildlife hazards are considered in the design process to minimise the risk to the environment, community, and economy.

Roads—Rocky Crossing
(Question No 664)

Ms Clay asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 11 February 2022:

(1) Can the Minister explain what has been the delay in road repairs at Rocky Crossing and what is being done.

(2) When will technical investigations, analysis and assessment of options be completed.

(3) What are the current projected completion dates for Rocky Crossing and opening of Orroral Road.

(4) What are the contingencies for a similar flooding event during construction in the narrow, steep valley at Rocky Crossing.

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

(1) The Orroral Valley Campground has been closed since March 2021 due to flooding damage to Orroral Road. The damage to Orroral Road Crossing (over Gudgenby

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