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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2717 ..


Transport Canberra and Canberra Metro have consulted with disability organisations during the project design and construction to inform the project requirement of full compliance with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT), organisations included Dogs Australia and the ACT Disability Reference Group.

Canberra Metro held light rail familiarisation events on 28 and 29 March at the Gungahlin Place terminus with disability and special-interest groups. The events were to provide feedback on accessibility and build confidence in how to use light rail. Groups involved represented Canberrans with low vision, deafness, mobility impairment and a range of health issues, as well as older Canberrans.

In another recent engagement example, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT helped select the voices for light rail announcements to ensure they would be clear to people who are blind or have low vision. Customer Service Officers have also received training in disability awareness and assisting passengers with low vision.

Canberra Metro will have Customer Service Officers actively supporting passengers to use light rail during operations. It is not proposed to have a permanent presence of Customer Service Officers at all stops at all times.

O’Malley—unauthorised activities

Mr Steel (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Thursday, 4 April 2019):

The recent letter the Member refers to is from multiple residents of Bulwarra Close and raises a number of issues.

In relation to the safety and parking issues in Bulwarra Close, I am advised that for vehicles entering Bulwarra Close from Terrigal Crescent, the available line of sight at the two intersections in front of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates was restricted. A site inspection has been completed and proposed changes to the parking restrictions are currently being drafted and will be provided to residents in Bulwarra Close for comment by the beginning of June 2019 this will be followed by implementation of required parking signs during July 2019.

ACT Health—SPIRE project

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Mr Parton and Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 16 May 2019):

(1) The cardiac care unit and cardiac catheter suites were built in accordance with the Australian Standards in place at the time of construction.

(2) The beds in the cardiac care unit met the relevant Australian Standards at the time of purchase.

(3) See responses to questions 1 and 2 above.


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