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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2731 ..

COVID-19—multilingual communication

Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Braddock on Wednesday, 4 August 2021):

The COVID-19 vaccination program is a Commonwealth led initiative. States and territories implement the phased vaccination rollout in line with Commonwealth advice and supply of vaccines. As part of the COVID-19 vaccination program, the Commonwealth Government is responsible for the supply of vaccines to state and territory governments, as well as to aged care and disability supported accommodation services, general practices and community pharmacies. As a result, the ACT Government does not collect data for the whole program.

The ACT Government has not captured specific data in relation to vaccination rates of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the ACT but remains committed to ensuring all members of our community understand the ACT’s COVID-19 response, including understanding how and where individuals can access vaccination.

Roads—speed limits

Ms Cheyne (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Lee on Wednesday, 4 August 2021):

A total of $78,065.71 was spent on the new and variable signage and the public information campaign for the 40km/h speed zones in the City, this includes:

$54,240.31 – New signage (including pavement markings)

$17,570.00 – Variable Message Signs (as at 5 August 2021)

$5,793.40 – Public information campaign (radio and social media)

$462.00 – Letterbox drop - printing and delivery of 2,000 letters in March 2021, to businesses and residences in the Braddon and Civic areas.

Each warning letter would cost over $1 per letter in postage and stationery. In order to send warning letters, Access Canberra staff would have been required to first adjudicate each offence so as to retrieve data from the Rego ACT system to allow populating the warning letters with personalised information. Accordingly, the staffing costs are estimated to have been in the vicinity of $300,000, including significant diversion of resources.


Mr Steel (in reply to a question by Mrs Kikkert on Thursday, 5 August 2021):

There are two proposed locations for construction site compounds to support early works as well as future raising London Circuit and light rail (City to Commonwealth Park) works. These proposed locations include the existing car parks on the corner of London Circuit and Constitution Avenue, and at 41-51 Marcus Clarke Street.

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