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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1282..


Namadgi National Park—prescribed burning

(Question No 975)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 8 March 2006:

(1) What is the current policy on prescribed burning within Namadgi National Park;

(2) What are the current acceptable bushfire fuel loads for ACT National Parks;

(3) What are the fuel loads in the area of Namadgi National Park that are north of the NSW region of Shannons Flat;

(4) When was the last time that prescribed burning took place along the southern border of Namadgi National Park, in particular the area north of Shannons Flat;

(5) What are the current identified fuel loads across Namadgi National Park and if any fuel loads are above the level identified in part (2), when will they be reduced and why have they not been reduced to date;

(6) When was the last time that prescribed burning took place anywhere along the southern border of Namadgi National Park, what areas were targeted, who undertook the program and what level of success was achieved;

(7) Has the ACT Government received any complaints regarding bushfire fuel loads in Namadgi National Park; if so, how many complaints were received and what action has been taken regarding the complaints.

Mr Hargreaves

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

See answer to Question on Notice 974.

Roads—rule changes

(Question No 977)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 8 March 2006:

(1) How many comments were made on the proposed changes to road rules which were referred to in Urban Services media release, dated 30 January 2006;

(2) How many comments were made by ACT residents;

(3) What comments were made by ACT residents and were they in favour or against the proposed changes;

(4) When will the meeting where State and Territory transport ministers will vote on the road rules take place.

Mr Hargreaves

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


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