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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3791 ..


(2) The above table shows the quantities available for each brand of mask on 30 September 2021. (Note: quantities listed relate to stock held in inventory and does not include hospital stock held in each ward).

(3) Yes. Due to nationwide shortages of the 3M Aura mask type in late September 2021 staff were advised that a suitable alternative mask, the Trident mask, could be used for those impacted staff members who had previously been fit tested only with the 3M Aura mask.

This advice was informed by evidence provided by the Victorian Department of Health on fit test pass rates for the Trident mask, as well as local trials undertaken within Canberra Health Services which indicated that the Trident mask had an equivalent if not better fit test pass rate compared to the 3M Aura mask. Based on the information provided the Clinical Health Emergency Coordination Centre (CHECC) endorsed the use of the Trident mask to address the 3M Aura mask shortage and to improve P2/N95 mask option availability for all applicable staff.


Municipal services—playground fencing(Question No 507)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:

(1) Can the Minister provide a list of the fully fenced playgrounds constructed by the ACT Government in the ACT.

(2) Of all the playgrounds identified in part (1), how many met the Building Code of Australia – Swimming Pool and Spa Construction (BCA-SPSC) standards (specifically the maximum 100mm gap at any point in the fence and vehicle access gate requirements).

(3) Can the Minister provide a list of fully fenced playgrounds that have been repaired, and the cost of any repairs, since 1 August 2020.

(4) Further to part (2), can the Minister indicate whether it is financially viable for any playgrounds that do not meet the BCA-SPSC standards to be repaired to meet these standards.

(5) Given that in August 2020 the Coombs playground had gaps greater than 30cm under the fence, can the Minister provide the details of the proposed expenditure and timeframe for this to be repaired as well as any other aspects of the fencing that do not meet the BCA-SPSC.

(6) Did community feedback help inform the roll-out of $200,000 of upgrades at Canberra’s popular off-leash dog parks in 2017; if so, has there been any public consultation on the spending of the $400,000 on fully fenced playgrounds; if so, what consultations have taken place and what did they recommend.

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

(1) Fully fenced playgrounds in the ACT:

Acton, Black Mountain Peninsula (Liberty Swing only).


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