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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 3566..


Petition

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Mulcahy, from 14 residents:

Gungahlin Drive extension

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that: the recently completed Gungahlin Drive Extension has not solved the problems of Gungahlin residents commuting in peak times.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: to begin work as soon as possible to expand the Gungahlin Drive Extension to meet the needs of ACT residents.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Petition—ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to petitions has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Hargreaves, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, dated 19 June 2008, in response to petitions lodged by Mr Mulcahy on 25 June and 5 August 2008 concerning road safety issues with the intersections at Tyagarah Street and Hindmarsh Drive and Numeralla Street and Yamba Drive.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Roads—O'Malley

The response read as follows:

The intersections at Tyagarah Street and Hindmarsh Drive and Numeralla Street and Yamba Drive

The ACT Government notes the petitions by the petitioners, tabled by Mr Richard Mulcahy MLA on 25 June 2008 and 5 August 2008 and makes the following comments:

I am advised that statistics on motor vehicle crashes are supplied to my Department by the Australian Federal Police and these statistics indicate all reported crashes in the ACT. The ranking of intersections on the basis of crashes is the means used to identify locations with a poor crash history for possible upgrades. The intersection of Hindmarsh Drive with Tyagarah Street is currently ranked at 211th worst intersection in the ACT and the intersection of Yamba


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