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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4086..


Mr Quinlan

: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

Urban Services streetlight maintenance contractor, ActewAGL Distribution provides daily streetlight repairs during normal working hours. To enable this work to be carried out effectively, streetlight circuits are turned on during daylight hours for a number of reasons. For example:

Lights reported out are confirmed by switching the streetlight circuit on before they are repaired.

Repaired streetlights and associated control points, cables, fuses and photo electric cells are checked to see if they are functioning correctly.

Patrols and testing are carried out with the streetlight circuit on to identify potential problems or to trace intermittent faults etc.

There have been a number of intermittent faults in the streetlight network around Constitution Avenue. Over recent months ActewAGL Distribution have been actively pursuing and rectifying streetlight problems in the general area. To enable ActewAGL Distribution to carry out this type of work the lights may be left on for up to three hours at a time. This time frame depends on the complexity of the fault.

Urban Services has no record of any actual faults occurring at the swimming pool car park lights. There is evidence of street lighting issues in the general vicinity.

Street lights are not metered in the normal manner of having an electricity meter connected to every installation. The use of electricity for street lighting is determined by the sunrise, sunset times of each day of the year (minus a short 18 minute per day start up time) and the individual wattage of each light. As a consequence, any energy used by a streetlight light during daylight hours is borne by the Energy Retailer or Distributor not Urban Services. If Urban Services were charged for these particular car park lights when they were on during the day it would cost approximately $0.34 per hour at current day rate charges.

There are 14 x 250W lights in the parking area adjacent to the Civic Swimming Pool fronting Constitution Avenue and Coranderrk St.

Disabled toilet facilities-clubs

(Question No 930)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to disabled toilet facilities in ACT clubs:

Are disabled toilets provided in all recreational, community and sporting club buildings in the ACT, and if not why not;

Which are the ACT clubs, by name and location, which do not provide disabled toilet facilities;

What is the current legislation in relation to the provision of disabled toilet facilities in ACT clubs;

Do all club buildings in the ACT have disabled access and provision for ease of movement around club facilities for disabled patrons, if not, why not;


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