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(4) Specific costings will depend on design and inclusions which are yet to be detailed.

(5) The Government is committed to shopfronts, and will ensure that appropriate planning is undertaken before investing in future shopfront services.

ACTION bus service—Calwell
(Question No 370)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:

(1) How is the Calwell Park n’ Ride promoted to local residents.

(2) Is it promoted in conjunction with express services from Calwell to the City.

(3) How many car spaces are there.

(4) Can the Minister provide a record of how regularly it is used.

(5) Is it marked on the ACTION bus route.

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

1. The Calwell Park ‘n’ Ride is promoted by signage at the site and on the ACTION Website.

2. No. However, the Department of Territory and Municipal Services is currently reviewing the strategy for Park ‘n’ Ride. The strategy is likely to change to focus on public transport corridors that have frequent and fast bus services. Establishment of new park and ride facilities will include programs of promotion that encourage people to use the facilities.

3. There are 10 car spaces identified for Park ‘n’ Ride at Calwell.

4. The Calwell Park ‘n’ Ride does not require a permit to park. Usage figures are not recorded for this area.

5. No. However, once the Park ‘n’ Ride review is completed it is proposed that all Park ‘n’ Ride facilities will be included in new passenger information.

Information technology—open source software
(Question No 376)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:

(1) How much does the ACT Government spend on Microsoft products, for example, office, desktop operating systems, server software, exchange per year.

(2) Does the Government purchase these Microsoft products through one vendor or many;

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