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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2726 ..


St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

ACT Quitline service – counselling, information, advice and support and cessation resources

Cancer Council ACT

Smoking cessation and support services

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association

Access to free NRT to people attending alcohol and other drug treatment

Canberra Health Services

NRT support, advice and Quitline referrals

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Smoking cessation and reduction information and education, brief intervention and support for clients to access NRT

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services

Health promotion, brief intervention, counselling, and support for clients to access NRT

Please note that primary care services, including general practice, also play a significant role in providing healthcare and information, support and referral to people with nicotine addiction.


Environment—Healthy Waterways project(Question No 415)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 6 August 2021:

(1) What innovative methods are being explored by the ACT Government for promoting healthy waterways, particularly regarding predominately concrete storm water channels.

(2) What Indigenous land management techniques are the ACT Government exploring.

(3) Is the ACT Government considering leaky weir techniques.

(4) Is the Government funding any researchers or research specialising in the promoting of healthy waterways.

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

(1) The ACT Government is now planning ‘Stage 2’ of ACT Healthy Waterways, which includes the next phase of infrastructure, some investigations and other activities.

Infrastructure options are being considered to retrofit into existing suburbs. Innovative technologies being considered are—

Subsurface wetlands

Floating wetlands

Pocket bioretention (i.e. street-scale raingardens)

Bioretention swales

Use of harvested stormwater for irrigation of public areas

Leaky curbs (e.g. castellated kerbs, pipe kerb outlets)

Passive watering (e.g. tree or shrub pits)


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