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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2719 ..


ACTION bus service—wheelchair accessible buses

Mr Steel (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Kikkert on Tuesday, 4 June 2019):

Transport Canberra Statistics (as at 1 May 2019)

Number

Percentage

Transport Canberra Operational Fleet

454

DDA Accessible

380

83.70

Bike Racks

428

94.27

Climate Controlled

380

83.70

The Budget announcement on June 4, 2019 provided an additional $44.510m over 4 years to replace 84 ageing buses in the Transport Canberra fleet, 74 of which are non-wheelchair accessible buses, as follows:

Transport Canberra Statistics (as at 1 May 2019)

Additional Funding

Buses

2019-20

$6.394m

12

2020-21

$12.403m

24

2021-22

$12.713m

24

2022-23

$13m ($7m of the $13m is provisioned)

24

Canberra Hospital—electrical systems

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question by Mrs Dunne on Tuesday, 4 June 2019):

(1) Nil. The additional required project funding was sourced through:

a. Reprofiling and reprioritisation of unallocated Upgrading and Maintaining ACT Health Assets (UMAHA) program funds;

b. Utilisation of UMAHA program contingencies;

c. Reallocation of UMAHA program savings;

d. Fire damage insurance claim funds relating to the Building 2 Electrical Main Switchboard fire; and

e. Repurposed capital project savings.

Environment—fauna

Mr Gentleman (in reply to supplementary questions by Ms Le Couteur and Ms Lawder on Tuesday, 4 June 2019):

TCCS and EPSDD work closely together when it comes to these sorts of works. EPSDD has provided TCCS a range of historical studies relating to ecological values in the vicinity of Hume, including surveys of threatened and endangered flora and fauna such as the grasslands earless dragon. This background information will be used in the first stage of the planning of works on the Monaro Highway to understand constraints and guide scheme design to avoid or minimise the impacts on the environment. TCCS and EPSDD will continue to work closely on the project as it


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