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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3438 ..


Financial Year

Number of potholes repaired

2016-2017

6036

2017-2018

4382

2018-2019

3440

2019-2020

2697

2020-2021

6378

2021-2022 (until 30/09/21)

2479

(5) The Government does not keep records of potholes as a crash causation factor.

(6) The Government does not keep records of all vehicle damage caused by potholes.

(7) The Government does not keep records of all damage caused by potholes.

(8) Since 2016, Roads ACT has had approximately seven dedicated officers to provide routine road maintenance tasks including potholes patching. Since March 2021, Roads ACT have had an additional Automated Asphalt Paving Machine team (four people total) undertaking more durable patching of potholes. Officers are assigned to Road Maintenance tasks subject to competing priorities and weather.

(9) The Government approaches its investment in road maintenance strategically, through undertaking planned preventive maintenance, planned corrective works and reactive maintenance. The annual resurfacing program is Roads ACT’s major investments in the prevention of potholes and other pavement defects. Under this program, Roads ACT has resurfaced approximately one million square metres of roads each year.

(10) The National Centre for Pavement Preservation is a United States (US) based organisation with a focus on the maintenance of public roads in the US (US).

The ACT Government focuses its investment in road maintenance mostly in preventative works, which target roads with fair condition. These resurfacing treatments are generally designed to prevent the road condition declining from fair to poor or very poor.


Electricity—usage and costs(Question No 424)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) How much has electricity usage increased in households since 12 August 2021.

(2) How has the system/network coped with this increased demand.

(3) Have there been increased power outages as a result of increased demand; if so, can the Minister provide details about usual number of daily power outages compared to daily outages since 12 August 2021.


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