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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3446 ..


resilience of our whole urban forest. Priority planting locations include suburbs with low canopy cover, replacement of removed trees, areas nominated by the community and streets and parks where there are existing planting gaps. Requirements of specific locations, such as areas adjacent to waterways, are taken into consideration and appropriate species are selected. Recommendations from ongoing research will also be considered.

(3) The irrigated sections of Tuggeranong Town Park (the lawns and garden beds) are the only areas around Lake Tuggeranong to receive fertiliser through an annual nutrition program.

(4) Tuggeranong Town Park was last fertilised in 2019 as part of the turf renovation and nutrition program. 1000kg of a multi-purpose turf fertiliser was applied over seven hectares.

(5) The suburb of Greenway is scheduled for sweeping February, May, October and December, however, intermittent works to clear debris outside of this schedule are conducted on an as needs basis.

(6) In the 2020-21 financial year, 21,450 m³ of street sweeping material was collected from the whole of Canberra, including organics and sediment.

(7) No. TCCS hasn’t done any research.


Parks and reserves—Fadden Hills Pond(Question No 443)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

Why was Fadden Pond drained directly into Lake Tuggeranong and not overland, using the Healthy Waterways infrastructure (rain gardens, wetlands, etc).

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

Works at Fadden Pond were planned and consulted with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). All works were approved by an ACT Government aquatic specialist to ensure the best environmental outcomes. Works were undertaken in accordance with an Environmental Authorisation as well as an Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

Water from the pond was not pumped directly into Lake Tuggeranong. Water was released into an overflow sump that flows into a stormwater channel that flows into Upper Stranger wetland. Treated flows from Upper Stranger Wetland flow into Tuggeranong Weir and then into Lake Tuggeranong. This is the same process that occurs when Fadden Pond overflows.


Environment—Healthy Waterways project(Question No 445)

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


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