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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1209 ..


(1) In relation to a question asked to the Minister for Transport and City Services for a formal assessment of three proposals for rerouting the Ginninderry shuttle bus to provide service to Britten-Jones Drive, Holt and the response of 14 October 2020 stating that it was “not appropriate to consider or progress any of these options during the caretaker period” but that Transport Canberra had been instructed to provide advice on the matter to the incoming government, what was Transport Canberra’s advice to the Minister regarding the proposals I made for rerouting the Ginninderry shuttle bus along Britten-Jones Drive.

(2) Can the Minister please provide an update regarding the formal assessment of these proposals, including any outcomes or recommendations that resulted and when those recommendations will be implemented.

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

(1) The 903 service is a joint venture with the Ginninderry developers, created to encourage the use of public transport within the new suburb of Strathnairn from day one of residents moving in. The shuttle service is specifically designed for residents in this area to then connect onto the broader Transport Canberra network including connecting to local school catchments. Transport Canberra is investigating the option of routing the service along Britten-Jones Drive.

(2) A review was conducted to investigate the proposal to operate services along Britten-Jones Drive. It is not possible to operate services to these locations as Britten-Jones Drive is too narrow to accommodate bus movements and therefore, is not suitable as a regular bus route. Transport Canberra continues to work on strategies to offer alternative transport options to the community who cannot access the regular network.


Animals—dog ownership(Question No 174)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) Can the Minister advise exactly how many merchandise flyers and responsible dog owner booklets were handed out for the “Own a Dog, Own the Responsibility” campaign and of that number, how many were to members of the public.

(2) How many viewers did each of the videos involved in the “Own a Dog, Own the Responsibility” campaign receive.

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

(1) The Domestic Animal Services’ team delivery of the “Own a Dog, Own the Responsibility” campaign included handing out merchandise, flyers and booklets during interactions with the public during patrols and over the counter to members of the public who were rehoming a dog at DAS. In addition, booklets are included in infringement notices that are being posted to current dog owners. Of the 1000 flyers ordered around 40% remain for future engagement activities.


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