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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (21 March) . . Page.. 1048..


MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): Before we proceed, Ms Hunter, as I am new in the chair just at the moment, were you closing debate or just speaking to the amendment?

Ms Hunter: Closing debate.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you very much, Ms Hunter.

Mr Doszpot's amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Roads—William Hovell Drive

Debate resumed from 22 February 2012, on motion by Mrs Dunne:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the significant amount of traffic congestion on William Hovell Drive, particularly during the morning peak-times; and

(b) the congestion caused by the exit from the Gungahlin Drive Extension to Parkes Way exacerbates the congestion on William Hovell Drive; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) table by the close of business on Thursday, 23 February 2012, any statistical data and analysis thereof already held relating to vehicle counts and traffic flows on William Hovell Drive; and

(b) table in the Assembly by the first sitting day in May 2012:

(i) statistical data of daily vehicle counts on William Hovell Drive, in both directions, over a period of at least two weeks that does not include school or public holidays and split as to:

(A) peak times; and

(B) other times;

(ii) an analysis of that data;

(iii) based on that data and that analysis, an assessment of the delays experienced by motorists during peak times; and

(iv) a statement of the strategies and timeline the Government intends to adopt to alleviate peak-time traffic congestion on William Hovell Drive.


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