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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 30 March 2017) . . Page.. 1356 ..

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Kikkert for her question, and I will take it on notice.

MRS KIKKERT: Do senior management officials who work in these roles have the same level of training as front-line youth workers, including in the use of force?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I will take it on notice.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, what specific steps are being taken to make sure that the current staffing level and assignments are not placing either detainees or staff at risk of harm?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Dunne for her supplementary question. As I have stated a few times in this place, of course the safety and wellbeing of young people and staff at Bimberi are incredibly important to child and youth protection services and to the ACT government more broadly. There are some staffing challenges in relation to Bimberi. I understand that new staff have recently been brought on, and there is ongoing recruitment and replacement of staff.

Transport—active travel

MS CHEYNE: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, can you update the Assembly on the events undertaken during Canberra ride and walk week, which commenced on 17 March?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Ms Cheyne for the question and for her interest in active travel, particularly around her electorate of Ginninderra. I am pleased to update the Assembly on Canberra’s inaugural walk and ride week, which ran from Friday, 17 March to Friday, 24 March.

Our government leads the country in active travel. Canberra walk and ride week—the first of its type in Australia—continues this national leadership. During the week, Canberrans were encouraged to walk, ride or catch public transport as often as possible for any journey. The week aimed to further promote and celebrate walking and bike riding by coordinating a diverse program of events and activities and to collect data about walking and bike riding using GPS functionality through a new free app called ACTiveLog, which I hope some members can continue to use.

By encouraging people to use this app, we can ultimately improve future active travel infrastructure in the ACT. Four hundred and fifty one Canberrans downloaded the app, with 61 per cent using it to record walks and runs and 39 per cent recording bike rides. A total of 3,212 kilometres of active travel was recorded, with an average of seven kilometres per activity. The full results will be analysed in coming months and a visual heat map will be publicly released identifying the movement patterns of those who used the app.

Events and activities were well attended, though the rain during the week was unfortunate. Those that were well attended by Canberrans included a film screening

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