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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2056..

(5) What alternatives are available to ACTION passengers that wish to purchase a bus ticket from the ACTION ticket office;

(6) Has the ACTION ticket office closed at any other times from 2001 to the present due to the problems identified in parts (2) and (3) above or otherwise; if so, how many times has it been closed and how long was it closed;

(7) Are there any plans to permanently close the ACTION ticket office in Civic; if so, (a) what are the plans, (b) why is consideration being given to closing the ticket office and (c) what benefit will the Government and the community see from the closure of this office.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) ACTION does not have a ticket office located in Civic.

(2) See (1)

(3) See (1)

(4) See (1)

(5) See (1)

(6) See (1)

(7) See (1)

Roads-street cleaning operations

(Question No 1080)

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

(1) Was a street cleaner operating in the area of Duffy Street, Ainslie on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2006; if so, why was this unit operating on a public holiday;

(2) How long was the street cleaning unit in operation on Easter Sunday;

(3) How many times has a street cleaner operated during the 2005-06 financial year to date in the area of Duffy Street, Ainslie;

(4) Were any other street cleaners operating on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday, 16 and 17 April 2006 in the ACT; if so, (a) where were they operating, (b) how long were they operating and (c) why were they operating on these days.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Yes. The unit was operating on that day primarily to service the sites of the National Folk Festival, and the Canberra Balloon Fiesta. The opportunity was also taken during the day to respond to a number of other specific requests by members of the public for sweeping services, one of which was a deposit of debris in Duffy St Ainslie.

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