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o Notification letters and fact sheets were letterbox dropped to the suburbs of Wanniassa, Monash, Gowrie, Fadden, Calwell, Isabella Plains and Richardson as well as to shops at the Erindale Shopping Centre, Monash Shops and Gowrie Shops;

o A public information display was installed at the Erindale Shopping Centre for a period of two weeks followed by Erindale Library for a further four weeks;

o A Time to Talk website was established providing a summary of the key project information for the public to view and provide feedback; and

o Two public drop-in sessions were conducted at the Erindale Shopping Centre on Thursday 6 and Friday 14 November 2014, attended by representatives of PCW, Roads ACT and GHD.

(4) Traffic modelling was undertaken to demonstrate that the proposed arrangement can accommodate anticipated traffic flows to 2031. The design is constrained by the existing two lane Monks Creek road bridge and the proximity to the bridge of the Clift Crescent intersection. Widening of the existing Monks Creek Bridge to accommodate an additional lane would significantly increase the cost of the project.

(5) The Safety in Design Review is at Attachment A.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support).

Bushfires—controlled burns
(Question No 1613)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018 (redirected to the Environment and Heritage):

(1) How many hazard reduction burns have occurred in 2018 to date.

(2) On what date did each of these burns occur and (a) where did they occur and (b) how many hectares were burnt at each location.

(3) Which burns are left to be conducted prior to the beginning of the next bushfire season and how many hectares does each burn amount to.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Bushfire Operational Plan (BOP) prepared annually by EPSDD guides a range of fuel management activities that are undertaken across the ACT. The aim is to reduce fire fuel loads and subsequently risk and 96.9% of all activities scheduled in the 2017/18 BOP have been completed. Actions to achieve fire fuel management include slashing, prescribed burning, grazing, physical removal and chemical treatment of vegetation. Prescribed burning is one type of action to reduce fire fuel loads.

In the 2018 calendar year to date, the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate has completed twenty seven (27) prescribed burns.

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