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Did the Minister, in response to a letter regarding Crace Hilltop Reserve, state that “City Services is further assessing the damage with the intention of repairing the memorial map. The required repair works on site are expected to commence once suitable options to remediate the issue are identified”; if so, (a) have repairs been completed ; if so, when; if not, why not, (b) has Transport Canberra and City Services identified the cause of the damage; if so, can the Minister provide details and (c) what was the total cost of repairing the memorial.

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

a) City Services is continuing to investigate remediation options for the Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial. Due to the specialised skills required to repair the memorial map, the identification of an appropriately qualified and skilled contractor is presenting a challenge and taking some time. Once a suitable contractor is found, City Services will proceed with scheduling the required repairs.

b) TCCS has determined that damage to the memorial map was not due to an act of vandalism, but rather unintentional damage caused during the act of routine cleaning and maintenance. TCCS is reviewing the cleaning and maintenance practices to ensure better protection to the memorial once it is re-instated.

c) The cost to repair the memorial has not yet been determined.

Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre—wastewater treatment
(Question No 1020)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 2 December 2022:

(1) In relation the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre (LMWQCC), why is the 2012 reported capacity significantly reduced from the 1973 design capacity.

(2) What is Icon Water doing to improve treatment capacity at LMWQCC.

(3) What were the actual estimated bypass flows for the past 10 years.

(4) What were the water quality tests done upstream and downstream of where the effluent is discharged into the Molonglo River and also in the Murrumbidgee River, and of the effluent discharged, before during and after the bypass.

(5) Does the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) require this monitoring; if not, why not.

(6) Was the bypass dam empty before both events; if not, why not.

(7) Does the EPA get daily updates of the bypass dam volumes during wet events; if not, why not.

(8) If LMWQCC can treat up to 190 megalitres per day, why wasn’t the bypass dam of volume 147 megalitres able to be emptied in about two days.

(9) What is Icon Water doing to reduce stormwater ingress to the sewer network,

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