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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1027..

Tuesday, 6 May 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.


Ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to a petition has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Rattenbury, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, dated 24 April 2014, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Coe on 25 February 2014 concerning traffic in Spofforth Street.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Roads—Spofforth Street—petition No 7-13

The response read as follows:

The ACT Government notes the e-petition submitted by the petitioners, tabled by Mr Alistair Coe MLA on 25 February 2014 and makes the following comments.

The ACT Government has undertaken extensive investigation and community consultation in relation to traffic management in Holt. Its conclusion is that a traffic calming scheme is important in the identified Holt Streets for community safety, to reduce speeding and to maintain residential amenity. The attached table demonstrates the impact that speed cushions have had on the significant level of speeding that was occurring in Spofforth Street, Holt.

1. Work to amend and improve the local area traffic management (LATM) treatments in Holt on Spofforth Street commenced in April 2014. These improvements include the removal of a number of the existing speed cushions on Spofforth Street and replacing them with new chicane arrangements. New LATM arrangements, including chicanes and refuge islands, will also be implemented on Messenger, Beaurepaire and Trickett Streets.

2. In addition to the amendments on Spofforth Street, new treatments will be implemented on a number of other streets within Holt to ensure the road network in the suburb is better equipped to manage the growth in traffic in coming years. These works are due for completion by July 2014.

3. During construction and following the completion of the works the Australian Federal Police will be requested to patrol the area and assist in speed management in and around the suburb.

4. Continual monitoring of the new arrangements will occur to measure their impact.

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