Page 6108 - Week 14 - Thursday, 8 December 2011

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A total of 439,373 standard parking infringements have been issued in the last five years.


Disabled parking places:

01-07-2006 – 30-06-2007

935 infringements

01-07-2007 – 30-06-2008

1348 infringements

01-07-2008 – 30-06-2009

1071 infringements

01-07-2009 – 30-06-2010

1517 infringements

01-07-2010 – 30-06-2011

1470 infringements

A total of 6,341 disabled parking spaces infringements have been issued in the last five years.

(Question No 1975)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 8 December 2011:

In relation to the Canberra CBD Ltd’s two week trial to combat graffiti within Civic (a) how will this trial interact with TAMs existing graffiti program, (b) how will this two week pilot be evaluated, (c) have any measures been put in place in suburbs surrounding Civic to stop graffiti taggers being driven out into these areas instead, (d) are there plans to continue the program once the trial is completed and (e) are there plans to implement this program in other areas; if so, where.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(a) The Canberra CBD Ltd trial supports the Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate’s graffiti removal program within the City precinct. Canberra CBD Ltd’s trial focuses on removal of graffiti from private assets within Braddon, while TAMS inspects and removes graffiti from ACT Government assets in all public open spaces.

(b) Canberra CBD Ltd has indicated that it will evaluate the trial by (1) the number of graffiti incidents reported; (2) the number of people apprehended for graffiti offences during the trial; and (3) an absence of or reduction in the number of new incidences of graffiti on private assets.

(c) Measures are already in place in suburbs surrounding Civic, as in all public open spaces. The TAMS graffiti removal contract requires the contractor to inspect and remove graffiti from public assets on a regular basis (for example, public assets at shopping centres are inspected weekly) and all graffiti reported through Canberra Connect is removed within three days of notification, or removed within 24 hours if it is offensive.

(d) Canberra CBD Ltd will review the effectiveness of the Braddon trial before determining what future actions are taken.

(e) Canberra CBD Ltd will consider whether it will expand the program after reviewing the Braddon trial.

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