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Tuesday, 5 April 2022

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal Country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Roads—Kambah speed limits—petition 50-21

By Dr Paterson, from 206 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

Speeding is an ongoing concern for the residents of Kambah. Streets that are of particular concern are Mannheim Street, Inkster Street, Marconi Crescent, Summerland Crescent, and Livingston Avenue.

Drivers from Drakeford Drive, Sulwood Drive, and Athllon Drive enter the major roads in Kambah without the recognition that they are entering a residential area from roads with speed limits up to 80km/h due to a lack for signage, or despite the signs, continue to drive in a dangerous manner.

The importance of the health, safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors around these roads is paramount. With various schools and shops in the area, the Government must ensure, for the safety of the community, that those driving in the area are doing so in accordance with speed limits and the law.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to:

- Undertake a traffic study on Mannheim Street, Inkster, Marconi Crescent, Summerland Crescent, and Livingston Avenue to identify dangerous driving behaviours on these roads.

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