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(3) Feedback on the preliminary design was supportive of the proposal. Two key changes were made to the plans based on the feedback received:

%1. Drainage improvements have been made to address flooding issues in heavy rain on the lower-level pavements and laneways between Woolworths and the Tavern. The flooding issue was raised during consultation on the preliminary design.

%1. Antisocial behaviour at the public toilets was raised as an issue during the consultation. This has been considered with regard to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), with planting/design changes ensuring no conflict with public lighting or general surveillance from adjacent spaces.

Roads—Parkes Way
(Question No 986)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 2 December 2022:

Why was resealing of Parkes Way done during the day in November rather than in the night.

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

Sections of Parkes Way are a part of this year’s arterial road resealing program.

Preparatory works, including asphalt patching, can be undertaken as nightworks as they are less dependent on temperature. However, the resealing works, which are what caused impacts to traffic flow on Friday 25 November, needed to be completed in warmer conditions during daylight hours. If resealing works are not undertaken during warmer conditions during the day, there is a high risk the seal will not dry and there will be premature cracking and failure. TCCS aim to minimise impacts to traffic as much as possible and therefore, works were carried out during off-peak hours. TCCS are, however, aware there are some arterial roads which carry significant traffic loads no matter the time of day and so an extensive number of communications was undertaken in the lead-up to and during these works on Parkes Way to encourage commuters to take an alternative traffic route.

Public housing—construction and redevelopment costs
(Question No 987)

Ms Clay asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 2 December 2022:

(1) What is the average cost of developing a new public housing dwelling to the ACT Government as part of the growth and renewal program.

(2) What is the breakdown of these costs between (a) redeveloping existing properties and (b) building a new property.

(3) Can these costs be further detailed including and excluding the cost of land.

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