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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 1 Hansard (25 February) . .

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Coe, from 210 residents:

Roads—Spofforth Street—petition No 7-13

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly the ongoing traffic issues in Spofforth Street, Holt. The installation of speed humps has moved traffic from Spofforth Street into neighbouring streets which has caused serious safety concerns.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the Government to (1) remove all the speed humps in Spofforth Street, (2) allow traffic to resume its normal flow and appropriately police the streets, (3) after at least 12 months, assess the traffic, and (4) then, and only then, consider what measures might be appropriate to manage traffic flow.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Ministerial responses

The Clerk: The following responses to petitions have been lodged:

By Mr Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, dated 16 December 2013, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Wall on 18 September 2013 concerning a proposed large scale solar generator plant at Uriarra.

By Mr Rattenbury, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, dated 20 February 2014, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Lawder on 26 November 2013 concerning pedestrian safety on McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa.

By Ms Burch, as Acting Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, dated 24 January 2014, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Gallagher on 26 November 2013 concerning Mount Majura Nature Reserve.

By Mr Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, dated 15 January 2014, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Barr on 26 November 2013 concerning a petrol station site in Weston Creek.


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