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from neighbours alleging dust and litter leaving the SSWR site and has investigated on a number of occasions. Access Canberra has worked with SSWR to limit this.

(4) The Government supports the establishment of a more substantial barrier around the site as one of the several mechanisms that would assist SSWR meet its environmental responsibilities.

(5) No.

(6) No. The obligation will be on SSWR.

(7) The EPA will take the most appropriate action. One such action may be an Environment Protection Order, which could include a prohibition or restrictions on waste acceptance until such time as SSWR is compliant with the stockpile limits. Any action taken will be based on evidence and determined by the results of the volumetric survey.

Municipal services—footpaths
(Question No 649)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) What is the total pool of funds used each year on the upkeep and maintenance of footpaths in the ACT.

(2) How is this distributed geographically.

(3) Approximately how much would it cost to bring all footpaths in the ACT up to a usable condition.

(4) What is the standard width of footpaths.

(5) What variance is there for width of footpaths.

(6) What is the ideal width of shared “community route” footpaths that safely accommodate regular cyclists and pedestrians.

(7) Noting advice we have received from community organisations that paths are being replaced at a width of 1.5 metres in Theodore and that this is more narrow than the standard used in the TCCS Municipal Infrastructure Standards, what justification is given by the Government for laying paths that are more narrow than the safe and usable width detailed in your own documentation.

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

(1) Based on the last five years, an average of $4.0m per annum has been spent on footpath operation and maintenance.

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