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doing in that place? I hope that now that this petition has been signed—and I note Ms Clay’s comments that she will, at least, keep on top of her Greens colleagues in cabinet who are making these decisions—we see some action as soon as possible.
MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (10.09): I was not planning on speaking to this until the government responded formally; but I will, to correct the inaccurate statement by Ms Lee in relation to this matter.
Ms Lee interjecting—
MR STEEL: The ACT government has been working for some time with stakeholders around the Narrabundah area to discuss options for the traffic issues, and getting the evidence base to inform improvements to traffic conditions in the Carnegie Crescent and La Perouse intersection area and beyond.
Ms Lee interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Lee, that is enough.
MR STEEL: We have already taken action in relation to some of their requests by installing peafowl signage around Narrabundah, which of course responds to their concerns about peafowl and the impact of traffic on that animal population in the area. Following a meeting with the Narrabundah Peafowlers in March 2021—and I met with them myself, Madam Speaker—it was agreed that Roads ACT would conduct a study to better understand the traffic issues in the area and recommend the treatment options that would be required. A consultant was engaged to investigate the recommended options to improve safety in the area. The study has now been completed and a report, with recommendations to inform discussions with the Narrabundah Peafowlers and other community groups, has been prepared.
Following that, I can now provide the Assembly with some information about the measures that we want to discuss with the stakeholders in the area. The measures that are proposed are the installation of speed humps on each approach to the La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent intersection; refuge islands; and upgrades to the wildlife hazard peafowl signs. A pedestrian crossing facility is also proposed, particularly to support schoolchildren who are crossing over to Red Hill Primary School. They are looking at the 50-kilometre speed limit as well.
TCCS will be engaging with key community stakeholders about this specific proposal, including the Red Hill Primary School—they have already been talking with them for some time—as well as the Narrabundah Peafowlers, the Griffith Narrabundah Community Association, and the Old Narrabundah Community Council, who have expressed an interest in traffic management in the Narrabundah area. That consultation will be occurring on those measures. Following that, we will look at implementing those measures.
Ms Lee mentioned the school safety program, Active Streets for Schools. That program has heavily engaged with the Red Hill Primary School community. That is