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(1) What work has been undertaken to repair and maintain footpaths across the ACT during 2004-05 to date, by area and suburb;

(2) How much has been expended to date for each of the above individual footpath repair and maintenance projects;

(3) Could the above information also be provided for 2003-04 and 2002-04.

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

(1) 18,128 square metres of footpath was repaired during 2004/5 to the end of March 2005. This information is not reported on by area and suburb.

(2) $2,617,567 was expended on repair and maintenance of footpaths during 2004/5 to the end of March 2005.

(3) During 2003/4 17,280 square metres of footpath was repaired at a cost of $2,720,117. During 2002/3 18,820 square metres of footpath was required at a cost of $2,475,095.

Subaru Rally—complaints
(Question No 308)

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

(1) Have complaints been made to ACTPLA and DUS in relation to alleged highly disturbing, disruptive and extremely noisy activities undertaken by the Subaru Rally Team on a regular and ongoing basis at a residence in Kambah and the unacceptable and possibly illegal (breach of residential land use policy) activities; if so, what has been done by the ACT Government or its agencies to address the problem;

(2) Have the perpetrators of this activity been warned or fined; if so, when and what was the nature of the offence;

(3) Is this type of activity generally permitted in suburban residential areas, for example large numbers of cars, trucks and groups of people coming and going, testing of racing cars, maintaining a large scale racing car/motor workshop and the operation of such activities from early hours of the morning until late at night; if so, under what circumstances is this allowed and to what level of activity is this confined;

(4) Is it the case that the use of residential land for the purposes of carrying on a profession, trade, occupation or other activity must not cause any noticeable adverse impact on neighbours in the area; if so, why has ‘Team Subaru’ been allowed to carry on its disruptive activities in this area for a such long period of time without having to comply with these requirements despite the workshop being located only some two to three metres from a neighbour’s living room and despite being reported on several occasions to the relevant agencies;

(5) What action has been or will be taken by the ACT Government in relation to this matter to ensure that nearby residents are once again able to comfortably enjoy the peace and amenity of their residences.

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