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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1544 ..


(3) How many of the reports referred to in part (2) have been followed up on and fines issued.

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

(1) Fines issued for littering of cigarette butts are as follows:

2016-17

0

2017-18

0

2018-19

0

2019-20

9

2020-21

15

(2) A breakdown of reports of littering of cigarette butts is not available. Complaints are received as general littering complaints and include all littering offences.

(3) All complaints are followed up; however, compliance action can be undertaken only when sufficient evidence is available. Of the complaints received about the littering of cigarette butts through Access Canberra, fines have been issued as follows:

2016-17

0

2017-18

0

2018-19

0

2019-20

9

2020-21

4


Lake Tuggeranong—water quality(Question No 196)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 23 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Business and Better Regulation):

(1) Can the Minister advise how many times areas of Lake Tuggeranong have been closed to the public due to algae blooms since January 2020.

(2) Further to part (1), can the Minister list the areas that have been closed and the number of times individually.

Ms Cheyne: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Lake Tuggeranong was closed to primary contact due to blue green algae on five separate occasions between January 2020 to May 2021. Primary contact is considered as whole-body contact in which the entire body or face or trunk are frequently immersed, or the face is frequently wet by spray, where it is likely that water may be swallowed, inhaled, come into contact with ears, nasal passages, mucous membranes or cuts to the skin.

(2) The closure of Lake Tuggeranong for primary contact due to blue green algae applies to the entire Lake.



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