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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4519..


Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The Department of Urban Services identifies "black spots"as part of its on going role of managing the road network. Proposed improvements are put forward for inclusion in the ACT Government's Capital Works program or the Federal Government's Road Safety Black Spot program.

(2) The following is a listing of the worst crash sites in the ACT over the last seven years:

1 Barton Highway/ Gundaroo Drive

2 Kings Avenue/ Parkes Way

3 Anzac Parade/Limestone Avenue

4 Captain Cook Crescent/Stuart Street

5 Cotter Road/McCulloch Street

6 Callam Street/Corinna Street

7 Melrose Drive/Yamba Drive

8 Northbourne Avenue/Elouera Street

9 Carruthers Street/Yarra Glen

(3) The first five sites meet the Federal Government's definition of a "black spot"which is a site where there have been three crashes involving personal injuries over the last five years.

Safety improvements have been or are in the process of being implemented at the first four sites. A proposal to improve the safety at the intersection of Cotter Road and McCulloch Street in Curtin will be submitted for funding consideration as part of the Federal Government's 2002/3 Black Spot program and the ACT Government's Capital Works program in 2003/4. The cost of this improvement would be shared 50150 by the Federal and ACT Governments.

Respite, convalescent and psycho-geriatric care

(Question No 325)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 12 November 2002:

What is the current situation with the Budget promises for the establishment of facilities for (a) respite care (b) convalescent care and (c) psycho-geriatric care:

(1) In the event facilities have been provided, how many beds are available in each of (a) to (c) above.

(2) If nothing has been done in either (a), (b) or (c) above, why not.


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