Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2528 ..
TCCS Licensing and Compliance also proactively targets identified illegal dumping sites using surveillance cameras to capture offenders. Between 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, two surveillance camera operations were conducted in Yerrabi, one operation targeting an area for almost a month.
(3) Daily inspections and litter removal is undertaken in high use areas such as the Gungahlin Town Centre.
(4) The ACT Government has a proactive approach to educating the community around illegal dumping. Warning signage is installed in areas where video surveillance or compliance activities may be being targeted.
These signs advise people of the compliance activity being undertaken and targeted, as well as the associated penalties if caught littering or illegal dumping. Signs are also installed at parks and in areas where people visit to remind them to not litter or illegally dump material.
In 2019, following the introduction of new laws relating to illegal dumping and littering, a digital advertising campaign was delivered on social media and across YouTube channels. Two videos were used highlighting on the spot fines with examples of illegally dumping a fridge and also dumping an abandoned vehicle.
The ACT Government has also produced videos for social media channels. For example, in January 2021, footage captured on TCCS surveillance cameras was used to help highlight examples of people illegally dumping.
The City Services website has information and advice relating to illegal dumping. Over the last financial year (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021) there has been 947 page views.
(5) Whilst no statistics are available, TCCS has observed a significant reduction in illegal dumping within the Gungahlin Town Centre since the removal of the charity bins in April 2020. Similarly, TCCS has observed no increase in illegal dumping activity in the surrounding outer Gungahlin suburbs.
Planning—Gungahlin town centre(Question No 357)
Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:
(1) What solutions can be provided for businesses and residents in shared premises along Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gungahlin Place North.
(2) What longer term parking solutions are planned for the Gungahlin town centre as temporary open space areas are sold off for development.
(3) What provisions are being made in the planning process for Gungahlin town centre to address the increasing need for long-term parking following the significant expansion of mixed-use developments and the potential for additional large-scale employment in the area.