Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 10 February 2022) . . Page.. 332 ..
(Question No 511)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:
(1) When will the consultant’s report be submitted regarding the intersection of Efkarpidis Street and Gungahlin Place.
(2) Will the Minister publicly release the report.
(3) When will the Government respond to the report’s recommendations.
(4) Will the Government’s response be publicly available.
(5) When will work start to improve the intersection.
(6) What is the cost to hire a consultant to conduct the report into this intersection.
(7) In relation to the answer to question on notice No 420, in which the Minister stated that “the rate of crashes is low compared to other similar locations”, what other similar locations have a high rate of crashes and what are the rates since 2016.
(8) What is the Government doing to reduce the rate of crashes at other intersections.
(9) Are consultants being hired for those intersections; if so, at what cost.
Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The report is expected to be provided by the end of February 2022.
(2) Reports of this nature are not routinely released publicly.
(3) Government will review the recommendations in the report once received.
(4) Reports of this nature and the Government’s response are not routinely released publicly.
(5) An interim solution to relocate the existing STOP line forward by 2m will be implemented by January 2022. The timing of any further improvements arising from the Consultant’s report will be dependent upon the type and scale of recommended improvements.
(6) The cost this request is expected to be approximately $9,000.00
(7) The ACT Government produces an annual crash ranking report which provides crash rates of all high priority intersections. Intersections rank can be found using the online search tool located https://www.cityservices.act.gov.au/roads-and-paths/traffic/road-safety-improvement-program/rsip-search/intersection-rankings.
(8) The ACT Government is investing in a range of road and intersection upgrades across the ACT to improve road safety and traffic performance.