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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2005) . . Page.. 4702 ..

(10) Each complaint is investigated to ascertain any underlying reasons for the matter and to bring the complaint to the attention of the responsible organisation. Corrective measures include:

The ACT NOWaste’s education activities seek to explain the Government’s policy regarding increases in fees and charges.

At Mugga Lane Landfill, the small vehicles weighbridge is opened when queues at the main weighbridge exceed the specified standard.

Minor changes and improvements are made to the infrastructure and maintenance undertaken to address specific concerns.

Staff are counselled regarding customer relations where appropriate.

Necessary improvements to specified service levels and procedures are noted for use in subsequent contracts.

Collins Park community-built bike track
(Question No 717)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 20 October 2005:

(1) Why was a bike path demolished at Collins Park in Forrest that was constructed by several children that live in the surrounding area;

(2) Were they given any notice as to the demolition;

(3) Is the park in question nominated for heritage listing;

(4) Were the children and any other users of the park offered any alternative options that would allow them to make use of a bike track;

(5) Where is the nearest facility that can be classified as a “skate park” or “BMX park”;

(6) Is this an acceptable alternative facility given the distance that must be travelled;

(7) How many (a) skate and (b) BMX parks are there in Canberra and where are they located;

(8) Was a bicycle that was left behind by one of the children bulldozed over by the front-end loaders that were contracted to remove the bike track; if so, was the owner compensated and offered an official apology;

(9) Has the Department of Urban Services demolished any other community built bike tracks; if so, where are they and what were the reasons for their destruction.

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

(1) A routine inspection of Collins Park in Forrest found that approximately 6-8 bike jumps and holes had been constructed within the park. These holes and jumps were considered a safety hazard to the public because:

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