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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4174 ..


(1) What is the status of the proposed new guideline on the use of nature strips in residential areas.

(2) Was the new guideline expected to be completed and released publicly in autumn 2017; if so, why has the release of the guideline been delayed.

(3) When will the new guideline be released publicly.

(4) What is the proposed communication strategy for the release of the new guideline, including the cost of any promotion of the new guideline.

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

(1) The updated nature strip guidelines are in the final phase of drafting. Finalisation of the guidelines is subject to the outcome of an ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) decision relating to a nature strip development.

(2) The guidelines were expected to be completed by autumn 2017 but have been delayed until ACAT considers relevant legislation and hands down a decision regarding a matter before the Tribunal relating to a nature strip development.

(3) The guidelines will be finalised and made publicly available after the ACAT decision is made and any implications for the content of the guidelines have been considered. In the interim the existing nature strip development application available on the Transport Canberra and City Services’ website remains available.

(4) The nature strip guidelines will be made publicly available on the Transport Canberra and City Services and Access Canberra websites. Promotion of the guidelines will include website content, media releases and social media. Promotion costs will not be significant and will be met from the TCCS recurrent budget.

ACTION bus service—bicycle racks
(Question No 544)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) How many Transport Canberra buses have a bike rack installed.

(2) Are Transport Canberra bus drivers continuing to record the usage of bike racks on Transport Canberra buses; if so, what is the usage rates of bike racks on Transport Canberra buses, together with the percentage of passenger boardings for (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 to date.

(3) What is the unit cost for the bike rack and the cost of installation on a Transport Canberra bus.

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

(1) 397 Transport Canberra buses have a bike rack installed.


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