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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2102 ..


Minimum passing laws came into permanent effect in the ACT in October 2018. Since that time, ACT Policing has issued the below number of traffic infringement notices and cautions related to ‘Overtake Bicycle Rider Too Closely’.

Type

2018

2019

2020

2021

Caution

4

5

8

0

Traffic Infringement Notice

2

2

0

0

Total

6

7

8

0


Advertising—use on light rail(Question No 246)

Ms Clay asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) What light rail advertising and commercial signage is in place and what is planned.

(2) How much revenue is advertising on light rail vehicles forecast to raise and what proportion of the total light rail operating budget does this represent.

(3) Are there any contractual provisions around light rail vehicle advertising.

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

(1) Advertising on light rail has been implemented in line with existing standards and guidelines governing advertising on the ACT’s bus network.

Static commercial advertising is available on the interior of light rail vehicles (LRVs) and at five of the 13 light rail stops along the Gungahlin Place to Alinga Street route. External format light rail vehicle ‘wraps’ were introduced in May 2021, with 11 of the 14 LRVs available for commercial advertising and the remainder reserved for government and community campaigns. No additional advertising or commercial signage is currently planned. Commercial advertisers seeking to place advertising on or within LRVs must comply with the same advertising guidelines as apply for advertising on Canberra’s bus network. These guidelines ban advertising which is not in line with community standards. This includes advertising which uses graphic language or sexualized images, promotes a range of products such as cigarettes and junk food, or otherwise contains offensive content. Political advertising is also not allowed on ACT bus or light rail vehicles, stops and interchanges.

(2) Commercial advertising on light rail assets (onboard LRVs and at stops) generated over $220,000 in revenue for the ACT Government in the 2019-2020 financial year. The current forecast is approximately $100,000 in advertising revenue for the 2020-2021 financial year in light of the impacts of COVID.

The total cost of Transport Canberra operations at the 2020-21 Budget was $260.3 million. Light rail advertising revenue is used to provide activities such as additional services for special events, customer improvements and safety campaigns.


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