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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 24 August 2017) . . Page.. 3425 ..

(9) Is there a plan to improve the green area behind the Hawker toilet block at Hawker Centre; if so, what does the plan entail and when will improvements commence; if not, what plan is in place to provide a green area at Hawker Centre that can be enjoyed by public, and when will that plan be actioned.

(10) Is there a plan to replace the concrete monolith for public notices at the Hawker shops to a structure that is located more centrally and also more functional and sheltered from the weather; if so, what will be the nature of the structure that will replace the concrete monolith and where will it be located; if not, what is the plan to address effective delivery of public notices at Hawker shops.

(11) Is there a plan to establish a Community Planning Advocate; if so, (a) how much funding has been allocated for the establishment of such a role, (b) when will such an appointment be made and (c) what powers and responsibilities will be given to the Community Planning Advocate; if not, what plan is in place to provide for full and fair community participation in planning and development proposals.

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

(1) Replacements undertaken in Hawker, Page, Scullin, and Weetangera in 2016-17 are as provided below:


Approximate quantity of panel replacement (square metres)









(2) Footpath replacement and repairs across Canberra are ongoing.

(3) Information on the TCCS Roads Resurfacing program is available on the TCCS website at the following link

(4) Road resurfacing contractors are selected through a tender process outlined in the ACT Procurement Guidelines. Contractors meet all required qualifications.


a. Repairs to potholes across Canberra are ongoing.

b. Funding for pothole repairs is allocated from the roads maintenance budget. Repairs are made as required and in the volume and location depends on determination and climate factors.

c. The approximate cost for the repair of a pothole is $47 in materials.

d. Care is taken in the preparation and application of pothole repairs to maximise durability. Potholes are generally indicative of the weakening of the underlying structure of the road, resulting in a higher risk of recurring failures in the surfacing.

e. Patching is undertaken by experienced TCCS staff.

(6) There no plans for additional bus shelters (a) along Coulter Drive and (b) Gillespie Street, northern side, near the intersection with Springvale Drive at this time. In regard

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