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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4038 ..


(d) Consultation within government is being undertaken to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by the nomination. Outcomes of these discussions and the review of the referral guidelines referred to in (c) above will be used to prepare advice for consideration by the ACT Government. This advice is expected to be provided to the Minister for Planning and Land Management in quarter 4 of 2019 – quarter 1 of 2020.

2. ACT Heritage staff undertake training and professional development opportunities, as applicable to their duties, including annual ICOMOS conferences and the ACT Region Heritage Symposium. The 2019 ACT Region Heritage Symposium focused on ‘The Spaces in Between: Connecting Canberra’s Urban Landscape’, which included sessions on the Historic Urban Landscape construct.


Litter—offences(Question No 2648)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 16 August 2019 (redirected to the Minister for City Services):

(1) For each year over the past 10 years how many people were (a) given a formal warning for littering, (b) fined for littering offences, (c) charged for littering offences and (d) imprisoned for littering.

(2) How much was the (a) average, (b) maximum, and (c) minimum, fine in relation to parts (1)(a), (1)(b), and (1)(c).

(3) Does Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) record recidivism numbers for littering offences; if so, for parts (1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(c), and (1)(d), Can the Minister provide information about repeat offending.

(4) Does TCCS record information about whether people warned, fined, charged, or imprisoned for littering offences are experiencing homelessness or are income support recipients; if so, can the Minister provide information about the numbers of people (a) warned, (b) fined, (c) charged, or (d) imprisoned, for littering offences who were experiencing homelessness or are income support recipients for each year of the last 10 years.

(5) Does TCCS have information about whether a person being charged with a littering offence was also charged with another offence at the same time; if so, how many people were charged with littering and other offences at the same time for each year of the last 10 years.

(6) For each year over the past 10 years how many people were (a) given a formal warning for dumping, (b) fined for dumping offences, (c) charged for dumping offences and (d) imprisoned for dumping offences.

(7) How much was the (a) average, (b) maximum, and (c) minimum, fine in relation to parts (5)(a), (5)(b), and (5)(c).

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

(1) Prior to 2017, litter infringements were issued manually by authorised officers and undertaking the manual search required to answer this question would be resource


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