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(2) When did Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) decide to introduce parking bans to Crace.

(3) What options were considered before parking bans.

(4) What consultation was done with (a) residents, (b) ACT No Waste and (c) Suez before sending the letter box drop; if no consultation was done, why not.

(5) Were other options that TCCS were considering for Crace proposed to (a) residents, (b) ACT No Waste and (c) Suez.

(6) What was the total cost of creating and distributing the information to residents in Crace regarding the parking bans.

(7) How many complaints did (a) the Minister’s office and (b) TCCS receive regarding these parking bans.

(8) Why does Suez or ACT No Waste not use the rear access utility roads for waste collection in Crace.

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

(1) SUEZ and ACT NoWaste exchanged email correspondence in March and April 2022 regarding continued blocked access issues to service waste bins in Crace.

(2) TCCS considered implementing parking restrictions in May 2022.

(3) Following the discussions between the ACT Government and SUEZ, parking restrictions have not been introduced. SUEZ has agreed to continue emptying the blocked bins by either re-attending later or manually moving the bins to enable emptying.

(4) a. In January 2022, SUEZ communicated the issue of blocked access with Crace residents by placing a sticker on blocked bins identifying the issue and by undertaking initial and follow up letter box drops to the area.

b. Meetings between ACT NoWaste, Roads ACT and TCCS Communications were held prior to advising residents.

c. The issue was first raised by SUEZ with ACT NoWaste in March 2022 where SUEZ identified that there was continued issues servicing bins in Crace.

(5) Refer to the response to Question 3.

(6) cost of communications for TCCS was $699.

(7) a. 2.

b. 7.

(8) Not all streets in Crace have rear access utility roads and these rear utility roads are too narrow to be used by SUEZ’s waste collection vehicles.

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