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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1067 ..

Answers to questions

Canberra Nature Park-erection of steel barrier gate

(Question No 29)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the erection of a steel barrier gate in Rani Road, off Caswell Drive, Canberra Nature Park, Black Mountain:

(1) What was the:

(a) reason for erecting the gate; and

(b) cost of erecting the gate.

(2) When was the gate erected.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) (a) Since the construction of Caswell Drive, Rani Road was left as a 'cul-de-sac'. Over the years anti social behaviour has become common place in and around the Rani Road precinct. Activities such as the illegal dumping of rubbish; drug injection and subsequent syringe disposal; drag racing/burnouts, nightime drinking parties and subsequent glass bottle smashing; and the regular destruction of the gate and fences by persons ramming cars (usually stolen) into the infrastructure. The cleanup of this area was significant in terms of being time consuming and costly. The road has been gazetted as temporary closure to assess the effects of the new gate. Since the erection of the gate no anti social behaviour has been detected.

(b) Approximately $1500.00 including materials and labour

(2) The gate was erected on 20th July 2001

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