Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 8 February 2022) . . Page.. 57 ..
As I noted earlier, I will be moving on from the JACS committee. In doing so, I would like to thank the other members of that committee that I have served with over this period. It has been a very good, cooperative group of MLAs.
In particular, I would like to thank the secretary, Brianna McGill. In my view, she is a standout. She is dedicated. She is discreet. She gives great advice to the committee, shows initiative and is always well informed. The committee has, over the time that I have chaired it, had to navigate some very complex issues, and her advice has been very sound, timely and accurate. I particularly pay reference to the last set of estimates hearings that we had, where Brianna played a role not just in the JACS committee but also across committees in the schedule. I know that I speak for the other members of the committee when I thank her for her service.
It is with a sad note that I can inform the Assembly—she has made it public, but you may not be aware—that she will be moving on from the Assembly. She is leaving the JACS committee. She is staying within the ACT government. She has got a job in one of the directorates. I would have to say that, in this case, their gain is our loss, or our loss is their gain, whichever way you want to put it. But what I would like to say is thank you very much, Brianna, for the support you provided me and the other committee members. You will be sorely missed by the committees and by the Assembly more broadly.
Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee
Statement by chair
MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (12.07): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to referred bills. The Public Place Names Amendment Bill 2021 was referred to the committee on 30 November 2021. The committee has considered this bill and resolved not to inquire further into the bill. The Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2) was referred to the committee on 1 December 2021. The committee has considered the bill and resolved not to inquire further into the bill.
Statement by chair
MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (12.08): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to referred petitions. Petition 13-21, concerning traffic management in Gordon, was received by the Assembly on 2 June 2021 and referred to the committee under standing order 99. As signatories to petition 13-21, 52 residents of the ACT requested the Assembly to call on the government to develop and implement a traffic management plan for the southern streets of Gordon.
The committee notes that, in his response to the petition, the Minister for Transport and City Services said that Transport Canberra and City Services completed a traffic study on Knoke Avenue in June 2021 which resulted in a traffic management plan to mitigate identified road safety concerns that will be considered in the budget process