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(2) How many people either will be, or have been, selected to undergo light rail driver training overseas.

(3) What is the process for selecting the candidates for the light rail driver training program.

(4) What is the light rail driver training program to be undertaken overseas, including the (a) duration that trainee drivers will be out of Australia, (b) duration of the training and (c) countries where the training or any work experience will be conducted.

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

(1) Canberra Metro is currently in the early stage of its recruitment program and is also further developing its training plan.

(2) Although not finally determined, Canberra Metro expect that the first group of three drivers, as well as one or two driver trainers, will be training overseas.

(3) To be eligible, candidates require some minimum competencies to be met, including communication skills, and a motor vehicle driving licence held for a number of years. Candidates would then be given a competency based interview with a score being applied to their interview performance.

(4) (a) Canberra Metro currently expect between two to three weeks.

(b) Excluding travel time, the full two to three weeks will be spent training.

(c) Canberra Metro expect that the trainees will be sent to either Germany or the United Kingdom.

Roads—street improvement plan
(Question No 548)

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

(1) What is the status of the Residential Street Improvement Plan in (a) Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen, (b) Sternberg Crescent, Wanniassa, (c) Macarthur, Fadden and Gowrie, (d) Messenger Street, Trickett Street and Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt, (e) Streeton Drive, Weston Creek, (f) Copland Drive (Evatt, Melba & Spence) and (g) Chisholm, Richardson and Gilmore.

(2) In what areas has the implementation of the above Residential Street Improvement Plans differed from the original design.

(3) What are the changes and why were the original plans not implemented as designed.

(4) Was the community consulted about the changes.

(5) Are the priority of works being carried out as stated.

(6) How frequently are the maps of the master plans and priority areas updates on the Transport Canberra and City Services website.

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