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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4948 ..

Under the trial, one route (725) will operate from Woden to Weston Creek on demand (but no more frequently than every 40 - 45 minutes). Passengers may indicate to the driver their preferred drop-off point, which may be a bus stop or a point closer to their destination. Two routes, 25 and 27, will continue to operate from Weston Creek to Woden every 90 minutes with a slight diversion to cover route 26.

School services are subject to regular adjustments throughout the year. The primary consultative forum for such adjustments is the School Transport Liaison Committee which comprises representatives from the Department of Education, the independent schools, ACTION, Urban Services and parents and citizens groups. ACTION liaises with individual schools on a case-by-case basis to adjust services in accordance with changing enrolments and needs.

(2) The bus stops for routes 725, 25 and 27 are available at

(3) The purpose of the Weston Creek evening service trial is to provide greater travel flexibility and address safety issues for ACTION customers. A full analysis of the trial, including costs and patronage, will be undertaken following its completion. As the trial provides an on-demand service, the actual kilometres travelled will vary each night. It is anticipated that there will be some cost savings, however, these cannot be determined until after the review of the trial has been completed.

(4) See (3) above.

(5) See (1) above.

(6) See (1) and (3) above.

Schools-disabled access

(Question No 1099)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 20 November 2003:

In relation to disabled access. A total of $292,000 has been spent on improving disabled access as part of the capital works budget. As part of this expenditure can the Minister detail:

(1) What works were undertaken;

(2) Where were they undertaken.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) and (2) During 2002/03 monies were expended at the following sites:

$61,000 Southern Cross Primary School - Disabled Toilet / Shower

Facilities and Auto Entry Doors

$26,000 Duffy Primary School - Auto Entry Doors

$28,600 Calwell High School - Auto Entry Doors

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