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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3621..


commuter cycle highway would be subject to future Budget considerations and the recommendations of the cycle masterplan.

Planning—eastern broadacre zone (Question No 1690)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 30 June 2011:

(1) What involvement has the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate had in the development of transport planning for the Eastern Broadacre Zone.

(2) What planning has been undertaken for the Eastern Broadacre Zone for the development of (a) a road network, (b) a public transport network and (c) sustainable infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport.

(3) Can the Minister provide any plans, additional to the final ACT Eastern Broadacre Report, relating to part (2).

(4) What modelling has been done of expected travel modes to the Eastern Broadacre Zones, for example, what percentage of trips into this zone are expected to be made by each of the usual transport modes, car /public transport / walking / cycling.

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

(1) The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMSD) has been involved in the development of transport planning from the initiation of the planning study titled ACT Eastern Broadacre Economic and Strategic Planning Direction Study 2009 (the Planning Study) and public consultation of its associated Discussion Paper.

(2) The Planning Study was informed by Traffic and Transport Modelling prepared by SMEC and an Infrastructure Capability Assessment prepared by Brown Consulting in 2008. These studies were undertaken at a strategic level for the entire Eastern Broadacre corridor, which identified eight precincts for further investigations.

(a) Further studies on road network, traffic and transport modelling have been undertaken for two of those precincts. These are:

* Fyshwick Traffic and Transport Plan by SMEC, December 2009; and

* Fyshwick Road Network Feasibility Study by URS, December 2010.

(b) An impact analysis of the public transport network was also prepared by McCormick Rankin Cagney in 2009. The assessment identified the precincts and land use types with potential for high, medium and low public transport demand based on the 2009 Strategic Public Transport Network Plan and transport planning principles.

(c) As additional funding becomes available, further detailed studies for other precincts will be undertaken. Sustainable transport infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport will be part of the structure planning process for the precincts.


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