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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2488 ..


periods of low traffic flows. For roads other than major roads, the noise made during construction or maintenance may only exceed the noise standard between 7am and 8pm on Monday to Saturday and 8am and 8pm on Sunday and public holidays.

However, the maintenance of a utility service such as a burst water pipe is considered essential to the well-being of the community. No time restrictions are placed on the maintenance of a utility service to enable work to take place as required which would include any associated roadworks.

(7) Trucks need to be properly registered and road worthy and obeying the road rules, then they can operate on all road networks including roads close to houses.

(8) General Access Vehicles (not exceeding 42.50 tonne mass, 19.00m length, 2.50m wide and 4.30m height) are able to access all roads unless otherwise signposted with a truck prohibited sign, or a mass limited sign on a bridge. Restricted Access Vehicles exceeding above mass and dimension limits are approved to operate on specific approved routes: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/law-policies/notices-and-permit-based-schemes/national-notices

(9) Enforcement and compliance for heavy vehicles is carried out by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator compliance team. TCCS does not have details of infringements being issued.

(10) Categorisation of complaints to this level of specificity is not possible. Access Canberra was unable to identify any complaints relating to night-time road works.

(11) Access Canberra was unable to identify any complaints relating to night-time heavy vehicle noise from Mitchell roadworks sites since the beginning of 2021.

(12) Categorisation of complaints to this level of specificity is not possible. Access Canberra were unable to identify any complaints relating to trucks passing residential areas at night since the beginning of 2021.


Waste—green waste services(Question No 330)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) Is the Government planning to introduce a household Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service in the ACT; if so, can the Minister provide details of what options the Government is considering.

(2) What work is being done about introducing a scheme and what is the timeline.

(3) Can the Minister provide details on what consultation has been done or is planned and with whom.

(4) Can the Minister provide details on whether consultants have been engaged and the costs of those consultants.


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