Page 767 - Week 03 - Tuesday, 8 April 2014

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MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Berry, a supplementary question.

MS BERRY: Minister, when will the barbecue upgrades be completed?

MR RATTENBURY: In terms of the new barbecues that are coming, as I said, the Umbagong district park barbecue has already been upgraded. In terms of the five that I mentioned earlier, the contractor has been engaged and construction commenced in late March 2014. The barbecues at Yerrabi pond and Bowen park will be the first to be constructed. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of May this year.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Gentleman.

MR GENTLEMAN: Minister, how will the government measure the use of these facilities?

MR RATTENBURY: There is a range of ways that the government measures these. One of the ways to get a feel for what people are using around the city and the priority for those services is TAMS conducts an annual customer survey which covers a range of matters. Also, the rangers are regularly out at these facilities. Parks and city services and the rangers are regularly monitoring these facilities, including for issues of vandalism and cleanliness. Unfortunately, there is a level of vandalism that does go on around these facilities which requires constant monitoring, but that also enables parks and city services to gauge the level of use of these facilities.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.

DR BOURKE: Apart from Umbagong and Lake Ginninderra, what other barbecue facilities will be placed in my electorate of Ginninderra?

MR RATTENBURY: I do not have with me the full list of barbecue sites across Canberra at the moment. But as I said, there are 124 of them. As I mentioned earlier, there are several being upgraded in the Belconnen area. The Lake Ginninderra district park and the Umbagong district park are the two specific ones in the Belconnen area. They are the ones that are being upgraded in your electorate, Dr Bourke.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2013, dated 25 March 2014.

Gaming Machine (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2013, dated 25 March 2014.

Totalisator Bill 2013, dated 25 March 2014.

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