Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 14 September 2017) . . Page.. 3789 ..
(5) What was the total cost of repair to the 15 bus shelters in Gungahlin which were damaged on 25 June 2017.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Data on repairs to bus shelters has historically not been differentiated. This is partly due to the difficulty in determining if the damage is due to an accident or an act of vandalism.
(2) Graffiti, damage to street signs and streetlights may at times be due to vandalism, however it is not always possible to differentiate between vandalism and accident related damage or deterioration of an asset.
(3) Repeat occurrence of certain types of damage in the same location is an indicator of deliberate damage. Patterns of repeat occurrences are monitored using TCCS’ asset information system.
(4) Refer to response to Question 3.
(5) One TCCS owned aluminium bus stop in Gungahlin was damaged on 25 June 2017 at a repair cost of $415.00 to replace the glass. The remaining bus shelters damaged are owned and maintained by Adshel.
(Question No 445)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:
(1) Further to Question on Notice 235, what options are being considered for enrolment planning for the whole of the East Gungahlin region, particularly in Franklin, and the expected timeframe for the implementation of measures to address the shortage of public education places in this area.
(2) When will the ACT Government engage in discussions with the community on the best way to address the shortage of public education places in this area.
(3) What stakeholders are expected to participate in the discussions in part (2) and what is the process which will be followed.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Enrolment planning for the ACT, including the East Gungahlin region, is regularly refreshed. Investments in the current budget will support capacity expansions at Harrison School and Neville Bonner School, as well as expansions at Palmerston District Primary School and Gold Creek School. A new P-6 school is due to open in the suburb of Taylor in 2019, which will add significant additional capacity to the region. The Government has announced funding for early planning work for a new school in East Gungahlin. This school will open in time to meet the growing needs of the region and, at the right time, the government will announce an opening date for this new school. In my response to your earlier question (No 235 of 12 May), I