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In addition, TCCS has engaged a consultant to review the existing path connectivity around Brigalow Street in Lyneham to assess whether new path connections should be considered. The feasibility of an additional pedestrian crossing on Brigalow Street will also be assessed as part of this process.

The School Safety Program will consult key stakeholders, including Lyneham Primary School and the Brindabella Christian College, about the findings of the TIA and the Brigalow Street investigations.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Roads—Narrabundah—petition 13-22

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 23 August 2022 in response to a petition lodged by Ms Vassarotti on 1 June 2022 concerning the improvement of road infrastructure in Narrabundah.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for the letter of 1 June 2022 from Ms Janice Rafferty, acting Clerk, regarding petition 13-22, lodged by Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA regarding safety of pedestrians at Narrabundah.

The ACT Government takes road safety seriously and understands that road safety is complex and requires well maintained roads, appropriate driver behaviours and infrastructure that is forgiving of driver error.

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) is aware of the road safety concerns raised in the petition and has been working to seek improved road safety outcomes in this area based on evidence and expert advice.

Roads ACT recently engaged a consultant to investigate and recommend options to improve road safety in the vicinity of the La Perouse Street / Carnegie Crescent intersection following concerns raised by the Narrabundah community.

Based on the advice from the consultant, Roads ACT recommended proceeding with detailed design and installation of speed cushions and refuge islands on the approach to the La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent intersection. Speed cushions on La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent will reduce speeds at this intersection which is likely to reduce both the severity and the likelihood of a crash to occur.

In addition, the Schools Safety Program team within TCCS, is progressing the design of an at-grade children’s crossing for the Red Hill Primary School situated on Carnegie Crescent in proximity to its intersection with La Perouse Street. This crossing will provide improved safety for children on route to school and is an outcome of discussions with the school community. Subject to consultation with the broader community, this crossing will be implemented
in 2022.

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