Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 9 Hansard (7 September) . . Page.. 2953..
The Assembly met at 10.30 am.
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Corbell , from 97 residents, requesting the Assembly to introduce a 40-kilometre per hour speed zone from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, outside the Peter Pan Kindergarten Childcare Centre in Curtin.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that the current speed limit on Carruthers Street, Curtin, where Peter Pan Kindergarten Childcare Centre is located, is 60km/hour. 40km/hour speed zones have been introduced nationwide for schools in recognition that stopping distances are greatly reduced by decreasing speed.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to introduce a 40km/hour speed zone from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday outside the Peter Pan Kindergarten Childcare Centre on Carruthers Street, Curtin.
The Clerk, pursuant to standing order 6, informed the Assembly that the Speaker would be absent for the period 9 September to 8 October 2000 and that in that period the Deputy Speaker, Mr Wood, would, as Acting Speaker, perform the duties of the Speaker.