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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1299..


Tractors—purchases and contracts

(Question No 991)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services (redirected to the Acting Minister for Urban Services), upon notice, on 9 March 2006:

(1) Has the Department of Urban Services recently (a) purchased or (b) contracted the use of tractors for slashing of long grass within the ACT;

(2) If the Department has recently purchased tractors, (a) how many were purchased, (b) when were they purchased, (c) what type were purchased, (d) what was the cost to the Government and (e) what are they being used for;

(3) If the Department has recently contracted the use of tractors, (a) how many have been contracted, (b) how long are they contracted for, (c) what types have been contracted, (d) what was the cost to the Government and (d) what are they being used for.

Mr Barr

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

(1) (a) No tractors have been purchased.

(b) A total of ten new tractors were leased for a five-year period in May and July 2005.

(2) (a) - (e) See 1(a)

(3) (a) - (b) See 1(b)

(c) Seven were Landini 3385 models, one was a Landini Vision 95 and two were New Holland TC45DA.

(d) Annual lease payments on these ten tractors are $117,767.56.

(e) The eight Landini tractors are being used primarily to slash grass. When not required for grass slashing they are used to assist in the renovation of ACT sports grounds and parks. The two New Holland tractors are being used for grass edging of roads and paths and are occasionally used to sweep cycle paths.

Roads—glass panels

(Question No 992)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services (redirected to the Acting Minister for Urban Services), upon notice, on 9 March 2006:

(1) Further to the reply to question on notice No 740, what level of traffic noise attenuation do the perspex panels installed on Fairbairn Avenue provide;

(2) Can the Minister identify noise levels (a) prior and (b) subsequent to the screen installations;

(3) How was the noise attenuation measured and who conducted the testing;


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