Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 September 2022) . . Page.. 2778 ..
(Question No 878)
Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 5 August 2022:
(1) What is Transport Canberra and City Service’s policy regarding collecting grass clippings when mowing.
(2) Are clippings collected and disposed of or are they left in situ.
Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Grass clippings are typically left in situ. Mower operators ensure that clippings are evenly spread over an area and that clippings are not left in windrows. When mowing around stormwater drains or culverts, operators ensure the clippings are left clear of the drain, when safe to do so. Mower operators do their best to ensure that grass clippings are not left on pathways, gutters or roads.
(2) Refer to 1.
Government—legal defence costs
(Question No 879)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 5 August 2022:
(1) What were the total legal costs incurred by the ACT Government in the matter of Davidson v Director-General, Justice and Community Safety Directorate.
(2) Which law firm was hired by the ACT Government for their legal counsel and how much were they paid.
(3) How much did the ACT Government pay to cover the plaintiff’s legal costs.
(4) What other costs were incurred by the ACT Government related to their legal defence in this matter.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
In response to the Member’s questions the ACT Government Solicitor was instructed in the matter and its resources were met by appropriation.
In addition, Counsel was engaged. The costs of Counsel in the matter to date are $109,542 and no other costs were incurred.
The matter of the plaintiff’s legal costs is yet to be resolved.