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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2502 ..

(2) Will the ACT Government implement the usage of wooden cutlery at the AMC; if so, when.

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

1) Single use plastics are no longer ordered for use at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

2) Wooden cutlery was implemented at the AMC in June 2021.

Municipal services—Charnwood shops(Question No 340)

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

(1) In relation to uneven pavement outside Woolworths at the Charnwood Group Centre, caused by the root system of the trees planted in this area that has been a longstanding issue despite ongoing repairs to this area since 2014, will the ACT Government replace the trees with other plants that do not damage the pavement to improve pedestrian safety and to negate ongoing repairs costs; if not, what measures will the ACT Government take to ensure that the paving at this popular location is even and contains no trip hazards for all pedestrians.

(2) Can the ACT Government provide a complete list of pavement repairs at this location for each year since 2014, detailing the date, nature of repair and total cost.

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

(1) The ACT Government will continue to undertake remedial works to mitigate immediate trip hazards such as relaying of pavers, grinding, and application of cold mix as well as installation of flexible tree surround materials where appropriate. The ACT Government will be consulting with the community on options to address the pavement damage in the long term before any longer term remedial actions are taken.

(2) Since 2014, a total of 39 Work Orders for repairs have been raised for rectification of segmental paving at Charnwood shops at a cost of $51,681 excluding GST. Refer to the attached spreadsheet for a summary of works completed. To provide a detailed list of works undertaken since 2014 is resource intensive for the Directorate and would result in the diversion of resources from their daily duties.

In addition, in 2020, eleven tree surrounds adjacent to Woolworths were replaced with a new flexible, porous product at a cost of $19,425 excluding GST and four poor condition trees were removed and replaced with four Ulmus parvifolia ‘Todd’ trees by City Services tree maintenance teams. The total cost of the replacement trees was approximately $400.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

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