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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1702 ..


register is their ABN, proof of business address, such as a utilities bill, and a bank statement for the account they wish to be reimbursed to.

To be eligible to register, businesses need to operate in the ACT, be in the retail, tourism and accommodation, arts and recreation, personal services or hospitality sectors, and have less than $10 million in annual turnover. When you dive into those eligible sectors, there is a wide range of businesses that fit them. They include all manner of retailing and experiences, from toys to jewellery, flowers to tyres; hairdressers, laundry services, printing services, museums, escape rooms and the performing arts are all eligible businesses.

For consumers, registration is likewise free, quick and easy through choosecbr.act.gov.au. You will get an account and then, every day from 9 June, you can access ChooseCBR digital vouchers from your phone to double your buying power.

Roads—Boboyan Road

MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, back on 12 May, I asked you about the parlous state of Boboyan Road. You assured the Assembly that repairs would be done, and that you do undertake consultation with the local community on these matters. As recently as last weekend, a couple of regular users of this road told me, at the Snow Goose pub, that it is in the worst condition they can ever remember. Minister, the Boboyan Road users group has informed me that they have contacted you seven times in the past two months, with no response to any of those queries. Minister, why have you ignored the community members so worried about this dangerous stretch of road?

MR STEEL: We are not; we are getting on with upgrading those rural roads, and we are doing that with the support of the federal government through the Roads to Recovery Program. In terms of Boboyan Road alone, nine kilometres have been completed from the New South Wales border at the southern end, and capital works have been established onsite at the end of the sealed road, as well as on the southern side, with another one-kilometre section to be re-gravelled, starting about two kilometres from the New South Wales border.

We know that there was significant damage to the road and we understand that significant regrading and re-gravelling needed to occur. That work is happening. We will continue to undertake that work. We will do that in consultation with the community. Officials are most likely to be undertaking that consultation directly, and I am happy to put them in touch with officials so they can discuss those works more broadly.

MR PARTON: Minister, do you ever plan on meeting the Boboyan Road users group or even getting back to their emails, or will you continue to treat them with contempt?

MR STEEL: I reject the premise of Mr Parton’s question. Of course, we hear from all members of the community about upgrades to roads, and we are undertaking those. The important thing is that we actually get on and do the upgrades that are needed on


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