Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1764 ..


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

(1) Tree canopy coverage was first recorded for Canberra’s urban areas based on 2015 remote sensing (LiDAR) data, with initial analysis indicating an urban tree canopy cover of approximately 19% at this time. The ACT Government acquired updated LiDAR data in 2020 and expect to release updated urban tree canopy cover results in 2021.

(2) The ACT Government does not report on vegetation cover.

(3) Data on tree loss through urban and other development is not available.

(4) The ACT Government acquired LiDAR data in 2015 and 2020 to monitor urban tree canopy cover. This LiDAR data is available as open data under CC BY 4.0 licence. The ACT Government expects to release the 2020 (and reprocessed 2015) canopy cover spatial in 2021.

(5) Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) manage a spatial asset register of all public realm urban trees using ESRI ArcGIS technology. In addition to including a record of trees planted or removed by TCCS, this register also includes urban trees planted by developers and ‘gifted’ to TCCS to manage.

(6) Modelling undertaken by CSIRO in 2019 and referenced in the Urban Forest Strategy, estimates that approximately 450,000 trees will need to be planted on public land by 2045 to achieve the 30% canopy cover target.

(7) The figure in (6) includes trees that need to be planted on public land to replace those that are expected to reach the end of their life in that time.


Roads—pedestrian crossings(Question No 192)

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

(1) What is the status of the preliminary sketch plan on the City Services website in relation to the Pialligo pedestrian improvements on Beltana and Kallaroo Road.

(2) Has detailed design work been completed; if not, when will detailed design work be completed; if so, has a tender for the works been made public.

(3) If a tender for the works has not been made public, when will a tender be publicised and when will it close.

(4) If a tender for the works has been made public, what is the scope of the tender.

(5) When does the Directorate expect these works to (a) begin construction and (b) be complete.

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


Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video