Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3759..
Questions without notice taken on notice
Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 9 May 2012): The provision of traffic signs and their location are to comply with TAMS Design Standard for Urban Infrastructure Part 9 Traffic Control Devices (DS9). DS9 references Australian Standard AS 1742 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which is set as an industry standard. AS 1742.4 is the part of this manual covering speed controls.
While AS 1742 is a national standard, it is not a mandatory or legislative requirement for any jurisdiction to adopt its use. Queensland is the only jurisdiction in Australia that has chosen to make the use of this standard a legislative requirement. The practise in the ACT for a number of years has been to try to achieve the requirements of this national standard where practical as it reflects what is considered to be an acceptable standard and promotes consistency in speed limit sign positing across the country.
Traffic signs including speed signs are delivered as part of many ACT road programs. These programs ensure that traffic signs comply with the relevant standards in place at the time of installation. Such standards or some of their requirements may change or be updated over time. In such instances, new signs will be implemented in accordance with current standards while older signs will be changed as part of replacement and maintenance cycles.
A package of works to update speed limit signage on arterial roads is due to be implemented early in 2012-13.
Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur on Wednesday, 2 May 2012): The response to your question is as follows: A development approval was provided last year to demolish five single houses and construct some 31 units on a consolidated site.
There was a development approval condition for the developer to prepare and seek approval for a temporary traffic management plan, from the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS), covering activities associated with the construction.
The construction of these units is about to commence and the developer has applied to TAMS for temporary traffic and parking arrangements in the vicinity of the site to accommodate the construction activities.
Roads ACT requested the developer to consult with businesses and residents on parking and traffic options opposite the shops. The period for comment by residents and traders was extended by a further two weeks to ensure adequate time was available to comment on the proposal. The area for consultation was also extended.