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The Territory has contributed through action or inaction of its agencies, to the liability or value of the debt; or

A fair or just result can only be brought about by a waiver of the debt.

The total value of payroll tax waivers under the FMA is reported in annual reports (see p. 107,

The total amount in payroll tax waived was around $3.3 million in 2019 20 and around $5.9 million in 2020-21. Note this includes support to local businesses during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Active travel—Belconnen bikeway
(Question No 850)

Ms Clay asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 10 June 2022:

(1) What consultation was conducted for the second stage of Belconnen Bikeway.

(2) Was consultation done on the final alignment of the second stage of the Belconnen Bikeway.

(3) Was a detailed alignment diagram, which included the off-road design and number of trees requiring removal, provided during any consultative process for the project.

(4) How did Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) inform residents that significant tree removals would be undertaken as part of this project.

(5) Were residents, directly adjacent to the project on Baudinette Circuit, pro-actively consulted at any stage.

(6) Why was a development application not required for this project.

(7) Was consideration made by TCCS to remove a lane on Battye Street to accommodate the second stage of the bikeway without the need for tree removals.

(8) What factors does TCCS consider when deciding whether or not to build paths by removing on-road parking or car lanes.

(9) Why was the decision made to retain four lanes of car traffic on Battye Street, given low ordinary traffic volumes on this street and the Government’s commitment to building a Civic stadium to replace Bruce stadium by the end of the decade.

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

(1) The second stage of the Belconnen Bikeway currently under construction brings together delivery of two separate pieces of design work:

the final section of the Belconnen Bikeway along Haydon Drive, from College Street towards Purdie Street, and

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