Page 4201 - Week 12 - Thursday, 1 December 2022

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

(1) EPSDD has previously undertaken a parking survey in November 2014 and March 2015 and then subsequently again in 2019 to assess the level of parking supply and usage across the Gungahlin Town Centre (GTC). Most recently TCCS commissioned a further parking utilisation survey within GTC survey in May 2022 and is currently reviewing the data and compiling the subsequent outcomes report which is not complete. The cost for this survey (which also surveyed other town and group centres across Canberra) was $112,198.90. TCCS uses this information to monitor parking behaviours and to assist in future policy, development and planning decisions.

(2) Of the more than 1,000 submissions received during the YourSay consultation between 21 April and 4 June 2021, parking was identified as an issue by approximately 30 respondents.

(3) Following the consultation period, both a What We Heard and Engagement Report were compiled and released publicly on 29 July 2021. These reports detail the number of submissions received and how they were made, as well as the key issues and improvements suggested through the feedback and the number of submissions which raised them. This report is available on the YourSay project page.

(4) Funding was provided in the 2021-22 ACT Budget for planning and design works for improved and new amenities including increased car parking.

(5) During the period of the feasibility and design phase, three questions from the community were received in relation to the feasibility and design work on parking. Two related to whether parking provided along the foreshore area (on Phyllis Ashton Circuit) would negatively impact the natural landscape setting along the pond foreshore; and one was not supportive of adding parking to the Nellie Hamilton Avenue median strip. My office received one piece of correspondence regarding parking around Yerrabi Pond in October 2021.

Photovoltaic systems—electrical safety inspections
(Question No 1004)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Business and Better Regulation, upon notice, on 2 December 2022:

(1) In relation to certificates for electrical safety, how many inspections were completed between 1 November 2021 and 1 November 2022 per month for (a) new photovoltaic systems, (b) battery systems, (c) additions and alterations and (d) new electrical installations.

(2) How many (a) electrical inspections is Access Canberra falling behind each month, (b) new photovoltaic systems were added to inspection lists each month between 1 November 2021 and 1 November 2022 and (c) new photovoltaic installations still need to be inspected as of 30 November 2022.

(3) Does the Government aim to complete inspections of new photovoltaic installations within a timeframe; if so, (a) what is the timeframe , (b) what percentage of inspections are completed within this timeframe and (c) has the timeframe been changed; if so, (i) when was the timeframe changed, (ii) what was it before and

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