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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2053..


(Question No 1076)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 3 May 2006:

(1) Further to an article appearing on page 8 in The City Chronicle on Tuesday, 25 April 2006 entitled "Butt free city campaign a success with smokers", what are the locations of all butt hot spots as identified in the article;

(2) How will these butt hot spots be monitored in the future;

(3) How many people will be employed to monitor these butt hot spots and what will the cost be to the ACT Government for these monitors;

(4) Were there eight butt litter educators employed for this campaign; if so, why;

(5) How long have the butt litter educators been employed for and when will their employment with the ACT Government finish or are the positions ongoing;

(6) What was the cost to the ACT Government for employing the butt litter educators;

(7) What was the cost for the (a) attire worn by the butt litter educators, (b) information cards and (c) personal ashtrays handed out.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The Butt Hot Spots referred to in the 25 April 2006 Chronicle article are outlined below.

There were 5 hot spots, which included nominated reference points and their surrounds.

Site number

Site Type




Office building entrance

ACT Health Building, Hobart Place, Marcus Clark Street

Moore Street, Marcus Clarke Street Canberra City


Office building entrance

AFP Building

Various Government buildings Mort Street and Bunda Street

Bunda Street Canberra City

Mort and Bunda Street


Public transport hub

Civic Bus Interchange

Alinga Street Canberra City


Public transport hub

Taxi Rank - Bunda Street

Bunda Street Canberra City


Open air shopping mall

Outside Canberra Centre - Garema Place and City Walk

Garema Place, Petrie Plaza and City Walk Canberra City

Educators covered a total area that was greater than 10 800 m2. The Australian National University also allowed educators to approach smokers on their campus.

(2) There will be informal monitoring of these sites through existing maintenance activities carried out by Parks and Places. Information collected will be used in future Butt Free City Campaigns to identify potential hot spots. In addition, City Rangers will continue to enforce littering with on the spot fines where appropriate.

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