Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 2 Hansard (22 Feburary) . .
national framework will prove, as it has in other jurisdictions, to significantly reduce the prevalence and severity of road trauma involving our youth.
Also in December, the government announced the recipients of the road safety grants program as part of the 2017 ACT road safety community grants program. Seven successful applicants will share in nearly $320,000 to deliver projects across areas of training, education and awareness programs. These projects continue to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining a lower number of fatalities per capita than the national average, with a target of zero road deaths.
Our vision of no deaths on ACT roads is unfortunately at least a year away now, with two lives lost on ACT roads already this year. Many of the deaths we see on our roads are preventable. Members may have seen this year that the ACT government has strongly promoted a message to the community to stop speeding. It is one of the simplest measures the community can take, yet Canberrans continue to speed and to endanger themselves and others. As a community we should not have to endure the heartbreak associated with road trauma. To avoid it, we must share the responsibility for road safety and all strive for vision zero.
Gungahlin strategic assessment
Papers and statement by minister
MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (4.06): For the information of members, I present the following papers:
Gungahlin Strategic Assessment—
Independent Audit, dated November 2017, prepared by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, and NGH Environmental.
Responses to the Corrective Action Requests, dated 31 January 2018.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.
MR RATTENBURY: I am pleased to table the first independent compliance audit of the Gungahlin strategic assessment biodiversity plan undertaken by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, as well as a number of related papers.
The purpose of the audit is to independently verify progress against the strategic assessment commitments between the ACT and commonwealth governments. These agreed commitments formed the conditions of approval for the Gungahlin development. The commitments relate to the development of Kenny, Kinlyside, Throsby, Moncrieff, Jacka (north), Taylor, and the Gungahlin town centre (east). The commitments are to be delivered over a 20-year period, with an independent audit by the commissioner every five years.
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