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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (31 July) . . Page.. 2348 ..


result the decision to conditionally approve this development has been set aside until the Tribunal considers the matter.

As the matter is now under consideration by the Tribunal, I am not in a position to respond to the requests made through the petition submitted with the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Thank you for raising this petition with me. I trust this information is of assistance.

Community facilities in Page—petition 10-18

By Ms Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, undated, in response to a petition lodged by Mrs Kikkert on 10 April 2018 concerning active living options in Page.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 10 April 2018 regarding petition No 10-18, lodged by Ms Elizabeth Kikkert MLA on behalf of Page residents regarding the need to increase active living options for senior citizens in Page, specifically considering the following:

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a pedestrian crossing on Burkitt Street Page;

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a footpath from Burkitt street along Birrell Street to the Birrell Street playground; and

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benches and fitness equipment at the Birrell Street playground.

Pedestrian crossing

An assessment of the pedestrian crossing needs on Burkitt Street has been undertaken recently and officers from Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) have visited the site and undertaken traffic and pedestrian counts. The results of the assessment suggest that very few pedestrians cross Burkitt Street and that a zebra crossing would not be appropriate at this location.

TCCS are aware that older pedestrians do need assistance to cross and they are investigating other options to assist pedestrians to cross, such as road narrowing, traffic calming or a pedestrian refuge island.

In addition, the existing warning signs, which are of an older style, will be replaced with a higher standard sign that is more visible.

Footpaths

I am pleased to advise the following footpath improvements in Page will be implemented by the end of July 2018 weather permitting:

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a new path along Birrell Street between Burkitt Street and Knaggs Crescent;

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a new path along Knaggs Crescent between Burkitt Street and Dalachy Street; and

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a new path connecting Thozet Place and Bynoe Place through the open space.


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