Page 3137 - Week 09 - Thursday, 13 October 2022

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(1) When and why was it decided to stop using the Cummings designed bus shelters as the standard bus shelter for Canberra.

(2) Is the design work for the shelters being completed by Transport Canberra and City Services, or are the designs being completed by an outside organisation.

(3) If the design work is being completed by an outside organisation, what is the name of that organisation.

(4) Which organisations are currently supplying bus shelters to Canberra.

(5) What are the models of bus shelter these organisations providing.

(6) How many of each model has been purchased by the Government.

(7) Why are there are gaps between the roof and the sidewalls of bus shelter 4005.

(8) What is the name of this model.

(9) Why is there about a 1.5 metre gap between the edge of the roof and the kerb, resulting in bus users getting wet as they step out from under the roof of the bus shelter to board the bus.

(10) Does the Government have any data on how effective the Cummings designed bus shelters were at keeping rain off the bus shelter seats compared to the newer bus shelters; if so, where can that data be located; if not, has the Government studied the difference between the two.

(11) Is there a document that details which bus stops will be receiving bus shelters and when; if so, can the Minister please provide a copy.

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

(1) Unfortunately, records are not available that pinpoint this change. The original shelter designs were drafted in the 1970’s for the National Capital Development Commission. Since this time, standards and shelter designs have evolved to provide more open, passive and accessible spaces.

(2) Shelter designs are required as part of tender submissions to the territory.

(3) See response to Question 4.

(4) A range of suppliers have supplied shelters in recent years. These includes oohMedia (formerly Adshel), CAM NZ (New Zealand) and Stoddart Manufacturing (Australian manufacturer).

(5) Modern glass shelters to TCCS's specification incorporating Disability Access requirements. Supplier details include:

oohMedia - Evo MK3, Evo Custom Made (Wellington style/major stop shelters).

CAM NZ - Standard shelters and major shelters.

Stoddart manufacturing - Rationalised Classic and Roads ACT (Wellington style/major shelters).

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