Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2798..
The committee's report of November 1999 is still relevant today and it is interesting to note that under the heading of "Importance of the issue"the committee wrote:
The issue of traffic management in Canberra suburbs is becoming increasingly important. Groups involved often have divergent views as to the problem and, indeed, to the solution. Questions of traffic management, especially in residential areas, are complex and require an agreed set of guidelines for investigation and assessment.
In addition it is important that different projects are able to be compared with each other in order to establish priorities.
It is worth repeating that sentence:
... it is important that different projects are able to be compared with each other in order to establish priorities.
Unfortunately, this appears not to have been the case with the resolution last month. Up to that point, TAMS and its predecessor departments had been working on a "robust, well-founded and transparent system"and have ranked priority works within their available budget.
The timetable I have outlined for both the Fadden traffic calming measures and those items that are already on the program reaffirms the need for a system that evaluates the issues using engineering and technical expertise, proposes options based on this expertise, provides for community input, gets assessed against the many other priorities across Canberra and is programmed within the traffic calming measure program.
This process shows that we need to adopt a principle of evidence-based decision making based on expert assessment and agreed criteria in decisions to prioritise not only traffic calming measures but municipal services generally.
Statement by minister
MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation), by leave: I present the following paper that presents a summary of misprints identified post publication of the 2012-13 budget papers:
Budget 2012-2013—Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 10—Budget Paper No 4—Amended copies of balance sheets and statements of changes in equity for the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Exhibition Park Corporation and Public Trustee for the ACT.
During the publication process the balance sheet and statement of changes in equity for the following agencies returned zero values: Cultural Facilities Corporation, Exhibition Park Corporation and the Public Trustee for the ACT. This file provides the corrected copy of these statements, and the full corrected version of the agency