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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1619..

Answers to questions

Bushfires-fuel reduction

(Question No 1267)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

(1) Since 1 November 2003 what are the locations to date of the bushfire fuel reduction exercises on public land in Canberra that have been undertaken by the Department of Urban Services or any companies contracted by the Department;

(2) How many of the locations have been followed up since the original fuel reduction had been undertaken to ensure that regrowth was not a hazard;

(3) Have local residents of these locations been alerted to any fuel reduction exercises;

(4) If so, how have they been alerted;

(5) If not, why have they not been alerted;

(6) What is the standard process for the Department of Urban Services when a request has come from a resident for the Department to clear public land as it may be a bushfire hazard;

(7) How many requests have been received by the Minister and the Department from residents requesting that public land be cleared as it may be a bushfire hazard;

(8) How many of these requests have been followed up and the land cleared.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) Locations where fuel reduction activities have been undertaken since 1 November 2003 include:


Nature of work


Ainslie - ACTEW transfer station

Physical removal of fuel hazards, particularly on south-west side


Ainslie Summit

Physical removal of fuel hazards around Mount Ainslie summit adjacent to the lookout and facilities


Ainslie Village

Physical removal of fuel hazards in the spine adjacent to Ainslie Village


Ainslie Village to Hackett Horse Paddocks

Physical removal of fuel hazards



Physical removal of fuel hazards adjacent to residences on north side of the Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve; the open space areas adjacent to Noala Street, Wangara Street and Araba Street and access trail repairs


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