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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4963 ..

both vehicle windscreens and ticket parking machines in the city. Both groups were unaware of the regulations.)

(b) In 2003-2004 no infringements or warnings have been issued to date.

Under the current legislation, because the offence provision, which was introduced by former MLA Michael Moore, only relates to the person who places the leaflet on a car, infringement notices can only be issued to that person. Proposed amendments to the litter Act will make it an offence not only to place advertising material on a car, but to organise for other people to distribute leaflets by placing them on cars. It will, then, be possible for an infringement notice to be issued to a business which has organised for advertising material to be placed on motor vehicles.

(2) Regulations are enforced by:

- Responding to public complaints

- Random carpark patrols by the City Rangers

- Notification from other rangers i.e. Parking Officers.

(3) The cost of enforcing the regulations is incorporated within the daily duties of a City Ranger. This task is undertaken during routine patrols that include locating abandoned vehicles, illegal dumping and Sharps collection. It is therefore difficult to confirm the exact costs involved but duties are estimated to be less than 5% of normal daily tasks.

Bushfire memorial

(Question No 1146)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice:

In relation to a Bushfire Memorial:

(1) What consultation has the government undertaken with the community in regards to the establishment of a bushfire memorial in Canberra;

(2) How many suggestions have been presented to the government for a bushfire memorial;

(3) When will the government make a final decision on the design, structure, siting and construction of a bushfire memorial in Canberra;

(4) What is the estimated cost, start and completion date for this project;

(5) Who will pay for this memorial?

Mr Wood

: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) A full community consultation process is being undertaken, informed by a Bushfire Memorial Community Consultation Advisory Committee comprised of Government and community representatives most affected by the fire.

(2) The Government has so far received 22 written suggestions regarding what a bushfire memorial should reflect.

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