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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1688..


Belconnen-pay parking

(Question No 1394)

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

In relation to pay parking in Belconnen:

What advice did the Government receive in the $78,000 study it commissioned, undertaken by Hughes Trueman, regarding services in relation to the introduction of pay parking in Belconnen.

Mr Wood: The answers to Mr Smyth's questions are as follows:

The consultants have:

Identified ACT Government carparks and the options for the introduction of off-street and on-street pay parking;

Recommended the parking fee structure and the hours of operation of pay parking;

Consulted with stakeholders (including the Commonwealth and operators on non-government carparks) and prepared a detailed consultation report;

Identified the location of all pay parking devices, and parking and traffic management signage. This included an extensive survey of existing parking and traffic signage and advice on replacement needs. It also involved preparing Traffic Control Device Drawings detailing the location of all pay parking devices and signs associated with pay parking;

Examined overspill parking implications and recommended a strategy to protect adjacent areas from overspill parking; and

Prepared a draft asset replacement strategy for all existing pay parking devices.

Roads-red light cameras

(Question No 1395)

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

In relation to the evaluation of red light camera operations:

(1) What advice did the Government receive in advice prepared by Maunsell Australia titled Evaluation of red light camera operations.

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

(1) The results of the report by Maunsell McIntyre 'Evaluation of Fixed Digital and Red Light Speed Cameras' (March 2003) were largely inconclusive due to a number of factors:


However, the study concluded that there was a 36% reduction in right angle crashes, a significant drop in infringements and strong community support for the cameras. The study also found there was a slight increase in rear end crashes (which tend to be less


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