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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1432 ..

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

(1) Parking signs are slightly wider in the ACT than some other jurisdictions as some words are included with the new symbols and as a result the signs are wider.

(2) Reflective background material is used for parking signs in the ACT. Other jurisdictions use reflective as well as powder-coated signs. Reflective signs provide night-time visibility. Given the general urban nature of the ACT, and that most

parking signs are around town centres and shopping areas, night time visibility is required at these locations.

(3) Powder-coated signs are about 10% to 20% cheaper than reflective signs.

(4) No. The inclusion of some words together with the new symbols has been well received and can continue given that it eliminates any confusion to the public.

(5) The use of powder-coated signs has not be considered given the urban nature in the ACT.

Parking fines

(Question No 508)

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

In relation to illegal parking at the Australian National University and University of Canberra:

(1) Are fines levied and if so, by whom;

(2) Do ACT parking inspectors issue the tickets and if not, who does so;

(3) Does the revenue from these fines go back to the university concerned and if not, why not;

(4) If the revenue does not go back to the university, where does it go.

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

(1) Yes - the Australian National University operates and enforces parking laws under the Australian National University Parking Statute.

Yes - the University of Canberra manages parking on university grounds using the ACT Road Transport legislation.

(2) No - ACT parking inspectors do not issue parking infringements within the Australian National University. The university employs its own parking inspectors to issue infringements under the Australian National University Parking Statute.

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