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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1626..

available to the wider community. The significance of the photo is therefore to emphasise these people, who predominantly fall into the over 75's age group.

(3) All action items in the strategy have been progressed. For example, planning for upgrading of large print and books on tape collections has started; access to materials and services at Woden is currently underway; community partnerships with retirement villages and nursing homes particularly focussed on multicultural citizens has commenced; access to electronic sources has been improved with free Internet training sessions for the elderly; and extension services to the housebound elderly are being redesigned.

(4) The two mobile libraries and an improved Home Library Service are expected to be available by September 2004. Additional software for people with disabilities will be loaded onto the main library system by December 2004. Other action items with regard to the long term Strategy are ongoing. For example, Internet and virtual library training for the elderly is ongoing. Services to elderly people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds will continue, as will improvements to physical and virtual access to library resources and information.

Tree removals

(Question No 1303)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

Why are trees being removed at Blocks 19 and 20 of Section 19 Fyshwick.

Mr Corbell

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

Following the January 2003 bushfires a number of new sites were added to the ACT Bushfire Fuel Management Plan 2002-2004 in an addendum. Both of these sites were identified in this addendum. The following information details the issues that are specific to both sites.

Section 26

The pine trees were removed in the interest of public safety, weed control and because they posed a fire hazard to neighbouring businesses. A number of the trees were also removed as they posed a threat to parked vehicles and to traffic along Gladstone Street.

Section 19

The trees were removed because they posed a threat to buildings on adjacent blocks.

Revitalisation incentives

(Question No 1304)

Mr Cornwell: asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

(1) Further to your reply to Question on notice No 990, has the revitalisation incentives policy been determined;

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