Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . Search

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4266..


(4) Upgrades to ACT ESA ComCen equipment is an ongoing process with the last significant upgrade carried out in the week starting the 6 November 2006.

Bushfires—budget

(Question No 1390)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 14 November 2006:

Does the Emergency Services Authority have an aerial fire fighting budget for the current bush fire season; if not, why not.

Mr Corbell

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

Yes. Ongoing funding was appropriated in the 2004 budget for aerial fire fighting and is within the ESA base for this bush fire season.

Bushfires—spotting towers

(Question No 1391)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 14 November 2006:

Is there a contract in place, or being finalised, for the staffing of bush fire spotting and detection towers for the duration of this bushfire season; if so, how many staff will be required; if not, why not.

Mr Corbell

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

The contract for Fire Towers automatically commences with the start of the bushfire season and expires with the end of the bushfire season. This year it commenced on 1 October. Being a contract it is staffed by the contractor (FTJ Forest Services) for up to four personnel per day relative to the readiness level and the number of fire towers required to be manned.

Water—playing fields

(Question No 1392)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 14 November 2006 (redirected to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation):

(1) How often are water sprinklers used on ACT playing fields during summer;

(2) At what time of day and for how long are ACT playing fields watered during summer months.

Mr Barr

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


Next page . . . . Previous page. . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . Search