Page 691 - Week 02 - Thursday, 24 March 2022

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Further releases are scheduled for the remainder of the financial year in Whitlam, Jacka and Macnamara. The SLA and Ginninderry joint venture will continue to closely monitor statutory planning processes and potential risks to the release of single residential blocks.

COVID-19 pandemic—Check In CBR app

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Castley on Wednesday, 9 February 2022):

The Chief Health Officer determined that places such as licensed bars and restaurants continue to present a risk of transmission due to the high number of case and outbreaks associated with these places since August 2021. Throughout the pandemic, residential aged care facilities (RACFs) were not required to use the Check In CBR app as operators of the facilities are able to maintain appropriate visitor and staff records. However it was, and still is, strongly encouraged that they do so. RACFs have also been advised to continue to screen all staff and visitors before entering their facility using the screening questions in the Chief Health Officer advice for high-risk settings.

Municipal services—footpaths

Mr Steel (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Hanson on Wednesday, 9 February 2022):

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) receives many requests each year for the construction of new community paths to provide improved connectivity within the existing community path network. Each year a program of capital works is carried out across the network using funding allocated through the ACT Budget for renewal and new investment.

Allocation of this funding is approached strategically to meet the community’s needs and support the ACT Government’s policy direction. This includes adding new connections and replacing, renewing or upgrading existing connections as needed. It also involves investing in strategic transport corridors through the construction of new shared path connections along trunk routes.

Once funded, design and construction is undertaken by private contractors and some works are delivered in larger contracts throughout the year to ensure efficiency.

In recent years, there have been high levels of investment in path projects both through Budget initiatives and also additional stimulus funding provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2020 more than 50 new paths have been constructed across all regions of Canberra. The paths chosen for construction were based on those listed on the community path priority list. The individual projects are listed at

Priority has also been given to investing in maintenance of the existing network. In order to achieve this, as part of the Jobs for Canberrans program, our team has

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