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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 3 April 2008) . . Page.. 1036 ..


The average customer waiting time at the Canberra Connect Dickson Shopfront in the period prior to the closure of Civic Shopfront in December 2006 was 7:38 minutes.

The current average waiting time at the Canberra Connect Dickson Shopfront is 8:32 minutes.


Tharwa bridge

(Question No 1882)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

When will the Government invite expressions of interest and subsequently initiate the tender process to procure suitably qualified contractors to undertake the refurbishment of Tharwa Bridge;

What is the (a) closing date for tender submissions and (b) anticipated date of commencement of this project.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Select tenders were called on 10 February 2008 for the initial stage of the refurbishment of Tharwa Bridge.

a) the tenders closed on 22 February 2008

b) a contract was awarded on 12 March 2008.


Charity bins—illegal dumping

(Question No 1883)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

How many fines have been issued for illegal dumping at charity bins since June 2007.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Since 1 June 2007 until 19 February 2008, City Rangers have issued a total of 22 Infringement Notices pursuant to the Litter Act 2004 each in the amount of $200.


Planning—block 23, city

(Question No 1884)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

Can the Minister advise whether there are any plans to build on Block 23 opposite


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