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they are required to meet a number of criteria including excellence in arts practice, use of robust materials and safety in design requirements. Detailed information about how to donate an artwork to the ACT Government public art collection and what criteria must be met is available online in the ACT Government Public Art Guidelines

(5) The ACT Government’s Public Art Collection does not include murals, street art and legal graffiti which are defined in the ACT Government Public Art Guidelines as, ‘temporary and community art on ACT Government Land’. Community artworks and murals are usually intended to be removed, replaced, or refreshed at some stage, with consideration of the artwork’s relevance to its site as well its ongoing condition.

Umbagong District Park—bridges
(Question No 792)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 6 May 2022:

(1) Why are there no fences blocking people from using the Umbagong footbridges, if the bridges were closed due to being unsafe.

(2) If there were ever fences, why are they no longer there.

(3) If the fences were moved without permission, how many times have government officials had to replace the fences.

(4) Why is car access to the small cul-de-sac at the corner of Dalley Crescent and Macrossan Crescent in Latham, blocked.

(5) Was it ever accessible by cars; if so, when was it blocked off.

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

(1) Access to the Umbagong footbridges has been blocked a number of times using different methods. Unfortunately, the fences are continually vandalised or removed without permission. Signage advising of the closure of the footbridges has been installed on a number of occasions and this has also been continuously vandalised or removed without permission. Roads ACT is progressing the installation of temporary surveillance cameras for the three bridges to stop the vandalism of the fences and signs, in addition to providing more robust barriers to prevent access to the bridges.

(2) Refer to response above.

(3) The fences have been replaced twice to date.

(4) The access is blocked off due to antisocial behaviour and illegal dumping.

(5) Yes. Records are not held reflecting the date of closure.

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