Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5568 ..
(6) Do these areas warrant a more frequent schedule of maintenance due to their proximity to undeveloped land.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) (a) Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) is responsible for the maintenance of the majority of verges along Yeend Avenue, Casey where they adjoin public land. Where the verge adjoins a residential or commercial property (including single unit dwellings and body corporates) it is accepted practice that maintenance of the nature strip, with the exception of street trees, is carried out by the adjacent lessee.
(b) TCCS is responsible for the maintenance of the public land on the western side of Minty Grove, Casey. The verge on the eastern side of Minty Grove is the responsibility of the adjacent private lessee. This is in accordance with the accepted practice that the maintenance of nature strips is carried out by the adjoining lessee.
(c) TCCS maintains the park.
(d) TCCS has responsibility for the maintenance of the dog park.
(2) (a) The application for the purpose of additions and alterations of the existing building to use as a child care, outdoor play area for children, removal of regulated trees and associated landscaping works was refused on 20 March 2017. The applicant submitted an application for reconsideration which was subsequently approved on 10 August 2017.
(b) This is a matter for the lessee. The lessee has two years from the date the approval takes effect to commence the development. From the day that development is commenced, the lessee has two years to complete the development. However, they can apply for an extension prior to the approval expiring.
(c) As the block is privately leased, the lessee is responsible for all maintenance within the block boundaries.
(d) The lessee is responsible for maintaining the leased land and it is accepted practice that the lessee is also responsible for maintaining the verge adjoining the lease. The public realm, which includes the playground and local park, are maintained by TCCS.
(e) The lessee is responsible for maintenance within block boundaries.
(3) No. The maintenance program for arterial roads, which includes the start of Yeend Street, varies from the suburban maintenance program, which includes the local park and dog park.
(4) TCCS has responsibility for public land approaching and including the outer boundary of a suburb.
(5) TCCS is responsible for the maintenance of landscaped and unimproved areas on the fringes of suburbs.
(6) Suburbs are litter picked and mown on a monthly program and arterial roads on a five weekly program when grass is actively growing. Higher levels of maintenance are