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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1535 ..


Can the Minister advise what days of the week and what times was the data collected in relation to the assessment of traffic data on Callaway Crescent that indicated it carries around 384 vehicles per day travelling at an average speed of 46 km/h.

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

Traffic data was collected continuously over a seven-day period, starting on a Wednesday.


Lake Tuggeranong—waste dumping(Question No 178)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Business and Better Regulation, upon notice, on 23 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) Is the Minister aware that the Lake Tuggeranong waterway on Drakeford Drive is being used as a dumping point for toxic waste by vacuum trucks.

(2) What action will the Minister take to ensure this does not happen.

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

(1) The Drakeford Drive Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) assists to prevent negative water quality impacts in Lake Tuggeranong from sediment and debris captured in the stormwater system. It includes a designated drying pad. This site is used to dry the collected waste from the stormwater network before disposal in landfill. The GPT is designed and operated specifically to improve water quality in Lake Tuggeranong. Removing debris like organic material and litter from waterways is a critical activity to protect the lake from excessive nutrient pollution which may lead to algal outbreaks.

(2) This large trap is cleaned between four and eight times per year depending on the number of rainfall events.


Municipal services—Bonner(Question No 179)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 April 2021:

(1) What is the ACT Government doing to clean up public spaces in Bonner, including poorly maintained trees causing hazards on walking and bike paths, weeds and inadequate mowing.

(2) Why are Fix My Street responses not answered and what is the process and timeframes for responses.

(3) What are the waiting times for Fix My Street requests as outlined in part (1).

(4) What action will the Minister take to ensure the area is better maintained to a standard all residents expect and deserve.


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