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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 5651..


Interagency traffic working group

Community consultation highlighted early in the planning process that there were traffic and car parking issues in Erindale. An interagency traffic working group was formed to ensure that expert advice would be provided to the Erindale Master Plan. This working group met four times. Its membership included traffic experts from Roads ACT in the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate. This working group commissioned an additional traffic and car parking study to:

* provide more detailed assessment of the existing traffic and car parking issues in the Centre, particularly around Gartside Street; and

* test the impact of master plan options on traffic.

Additional traffic and car parking study

The additional traffic and car parking study has recently been completed and is available on the project webpage (www.actpla.act.gov.au/tuggeranongerindale).

The study highlights that the draft Erindale Centre Master Plan is unlikely to cause traffic problems into the future. However, there are some roads that will need ongoing monitoring as they will be operating close to capacity. The study also highlighted that there is an under supply of car parking in areas of Erindale at certain times and makes some recommendations to alleviate the car parking problems. Many of these recommendations relate to improved parking management. The study concludes that the proposed Master Plan for Erindale will alleviate many of the car parking and traffic issues by:

* improving pedestrian links within Erindale to areas with more car parking capacity;

* providing improved public transport including rapid services; and

* providing extra roads and car parking spaces in Erindale.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 46

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 46, dated 1 December 2011, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 46 contains the committee's comments on seven bills and eight pieces of subordinate legislation. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting and I commend the report to the Assembly. I also draw to members' attention a fact sheet the committee has prepared on Henry VIII clauses in legislation. The fact sheet will be available from the committee's website early in the new year.


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