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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 19 August 2010) . . Page.. 3716 ..

projects are the Historic Huts Conservation project; and the Namadgi National Park Historic Huts Interpretive Trail. The end date for these projects is 30 September 2010

The other six rangers are back-filling permanent positions and are not employed to deliver specific projects.

(3) It is projected that a similar number of rangers will be employed in 2010-2011 as were employed in 2009-10. The number of rangers employed on contracts varies from month to month as the demand for rangers to fill temporarily vacant positions changes (such as when staff take long service or maternity leave or are seconded into other agencies).

Transport—infrastructure(Question No 987)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 24 June 2010 (redirected to the Minister for Transport):

(1) In relation to the motion passed by the Assembly on 5 May 2010 concerning active transport, what steps has the Government taken, so far, to investigate the different aspects of this motion, and what steps are planned, for (a) implementing a ‘safe routes to school’ project, (b) reviewing lighting for paths and at public transport stops, (c) investigating building improved cycling infrastructure in Canberra and what work will be done specifically to assess each of the different types of infrastructure and locations, (d) engaging in projects to benchmark walkability and cyclability in Canberra as compared to other cities around Australia and the world and what projects has the Government identified, so far, that it is considering, (e) providing improved active transport facilities at bus stops and interchanges and what type of facilities will be considered specifically, (f) using travel demand management techniques, including by converting appropriate areas into pedestrian priority spaces and has the Government identified any areas, so far, to convert to pedestrian priority space, and what process will it use to identify others and (g) investigating formalising the principles from the Healthy Spaces and Places design guide and the International Charter of Walking into the Territory’s planning rules.

(2) Which departments/agencies will be responsible for each of the different elements of the motion.

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

(1) The Government will provide a detailed progress report to these items by December 2010, as agreed in the motion passed by the Assembly on 5 May 2010.

(2) The Department of Territory and Municipal Services, the ACT Planning and Land Authority, ACT Health and the Department of Education and Training all have responsibility for active transport activities as in the motion.

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