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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4533..


First newsletter to residents, business operators and commercial property owners;

First community and stakeholder design workshop;

First exhibition period of design ideas for discussion and refinement;

Second Newsletter;

Second community and stakeholder design workshop;

Issue specific meetings to advance key areas of concern;

Second public exhibition period for Design Options Report;

Various stakeholder workshops and discussion sessions; and

Draft Master Plan prepared.

The draft Master Plan is currently being circulated within Government and I will release the draft Plan early in the new year.

Nicholls-roundabouts

(Question No 348)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the roundabouts on Curran Drive, Nicholls.

1. Are the plants overgrown to an extent visibility for traffic is threatened.

2. Will the foliage be cut down and how often will this work be undertaken as part of a regular maintenance schedule.

3. If not part of a regular maintenance schedule, why not.

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

1. My advice from Traffic Engineers in Roads ACT is that the line of sight distances in these medians are adequate for drivers approaching the roundabouts to see other entering vehicles (on the right) well before they reach the "Give Way"line. There is some slight restriction of visibility for circulating traffic, although not considered critical in this type of collector road.

2. The shrubs in the medians will be pruned to enhance the visibility for circulating traffic and pruning will be carried out approximately once per year.

3. The maintenance of these medians is currently still under the control of the developer of the estate. He advises that his horticultural contractor carries out routine maintenance of the landscaped areas mentioned. It is anticipated that the areas will be handed over to Urban Services for ongoing maintenance around mid 2003.


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