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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 993..

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Parking officers are deployed outside schools on a complaints basis. In 2004/2005 parking officers attended to 90 school complaints.

(2) Parking officers respond to school complaints by providing patrols between 8.15am and 9.00am, and 3.00pm and 3.45pm.

(3) In 2004/2005 parking officers attended complaints at the following schools: The Burgmann School, Gold Creek Primary, Holy Family Gowrie, Girls Grammar Senior School, Merici College, Marist College, Daramalan College, North Ainslie Primary, Lyneham Primary, Girls Grammar Junior School, Forrest Primary, Red Hill Primary, Sacred Heart Primary, Mawson Primary, Hughes Primary, St Francis Xavier, Mackillop Catholic College, Telopea Primary, UC, Campbell Primary, Fraser Primary, Palmerston Primary, Miles Franklin Primary, Garran Primary, St Claire of Assisi, Canberra Boys Grammar, Richardson Primary, Charles Conder Primary, Bruce CIT, South Curtin Primary, Theodore Primary, Torrens Primary, St Clares College, Ainslie Primary, Weetangera Primary, Mt Rogers Community and Amaroo Primary.

These schools will be patrolled on a random basis in the future.

(4) Parking officers will continue to patrol schools on a complaints basis to improve safety, ensure visibility is maintained at pedestrian crossings and that adequate access is available for ACTION buses, pedestrians and other motorists.

Kippax library

(Question No 959)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) How long has the air conditioning in the Kippax library been out of service;

(2) Why is the air conditioning out of service;

(3) When is the air conditioning expected to be in service again.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The recently completed Kippax Library experienced operational problems with the air-conditioning system from the time it opened on 30 August, 2005, to 31 January 2006 when issues were largely resolved.

(2) The air conditioning is now in service throughout the Library except in the Community room where the air conditioning is currently being tested prior to recommissioning.

(3) The remaining air conditioning issue related to the Community room is expected to be resolved very shortly at which time the air conditioning will be operational throughout the entire Library.

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