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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1532 ..


(10) Can the Minister explain how these are not an example of the Government privatising jobs.

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

(1) All TCCS positions.

(2) Yes.

(3) Yes.

(4) Wilson’s Security were engaged by TCCS through a tender process to undertake gate and toilet locking and unlocking services. This service was put out to tender as no TCCS staff hold the requirements for delivering the service which are:

a) a Security Master Licence;

b) Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL) Certification; and

c) a security employee licence for each Patrol Officer.

(5) See (4).

(6) Contractors were engaged to supplement in-house mowing capacity during peak grass growing periods when the in-house mowing capacity was unable to adequately meet mowing demand.

(7) November 2020.

(8) The contract was intended to cover peak mowing demands in the period November 2020 to March 2021.

(9) TC2200950 RFQ Statement of Requirements 05-Nov-2020 is provided at Attachment A.

(10) Contractors were engaged to supplement in-house mowing capacity during peak grass growing periods when the in-house mowing capacity was unable to adequately meet mowing demand. Contractors were used in addition to, not instead of, public service employees.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).


Trees—canopy(Question No 173)

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

(1) Does the Urban Forestry Strategy state that i-Tree software was used to model the number of trees needed to reach the 30 percent canopy cover and has Transport Canberra and City Services also previously estimated the per tree cost of establishing trees; if so, what is the anticipated tree canopy cover by 2045 for each suburb.


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