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(2) Should the Magistrates Court set aside a traffic infringement, the decision is recorded by the Court. The AFP takes details from the Court record and updates the relevant infringement records on RegoACT. Whilst RegoACT does not provide automated reports on infringements considered by the Magistrates Court, the data is available by undertaking manual checking, which is onerous, and time consuming. The potential for addressing this issue is being reviewed. An initial manual search of the database has indicated approximately 32 infringements were withdrawn in 2003-2004.

Roads—Civic parking
(Question No 305)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 15 March 2005:

(1) Given the recent works in Civic and the removal of parking in and adjacent to section 84, Canberra City, what measures, if any, have been undertaken to provide new short-term parking places in Civic;

(2) How many individual short-term parking places in and adjacent to section 84 have been lost as a result of these works;

(3) What changes, if any, will be made to the current pricing structure for pay parking in Civic, given the loss of short-term parking places.

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

(1) The ACT Planning and Land Authority has held discussions with representatives of Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC). QIC has undertaken to retain a minimum of 350 short-stay parking spaces available at all times, to replace the 320 space Bunda Street car park (Section 84 Precinct A) recently closed. At the moment this is being met by approximately 250 spaces on Precinct D (northern part of Section 84 adjacent to Cooyong/Ballumbir Streets), 40 on-street spaces in Section 84 and 230 on an additional deck over the Target car park which was constructed a couple of years ago for this purpose (520 spaces in total). The car parking on Precinct D has recently been converted from multi-stay to short-stay parking. QIC will provide a parking strategy to ACTPLA to demonstrate how it will provide on-going public parking during the development of Section 84. Upon completion of the development there will be in excess of 2,670 parking spaces within Section 84. In addition, there will be the 230 car spaces above the Target car park. QIC has advised based on the current average short term demand for car spaces in the Canberra Centre parking structures there are still approximately 570 spaces available for daily use.

(2) Approximately 567 short-stay parking spaces have been lost.

(3) Any changes to pay parking prices in ACT Government car parks will be unrelated to the loss of short-term parking spaces in Section 84.

(Question No 307)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 16 March 2005:

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