Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 November 2022) . . Page.. 3591 ..
A consultant has been engaged by Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) to undertake a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) around Brindabella Christian College and Lyneham Primary School. The TIA will assess Brigalow Street in Lyneham near the two schools with respect to the traffic operation, safety and accessibility of vulnerable road users. The TIA will also assess the feasibility of alternative options, including the carpark entry at Brindabella Christian College …
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.
Given the minister’s commitments and the school safety program coordinating a response to the issues raised through this petition, the committee will not be inquiring further into the matters raised in petition 07-22.
Petition 13-22, titled “Safety of pedestrians at Narrabundah” was also received by the Assembly on 1 June 2022 and referred to the committee under standing order 99A. As signatories to petition 13-22, 651 residents of the ACT requested that the Assembly call upon the ACT government to improve Narrabundah’s road infrastructure, especially around the La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent intersection.
The committee notes that, in his response to the petition, the Minister for Transport and City Services, Mr Chris Steel MLA, said:
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 …
Following the introduction of these measures, Roads ACT will monitor the effect on safety and traffic and undertake a post implementation review to consider any further improvements that are required.
The committee considers the government response to be satisfactory and will therefore not be inquiring further into the matters raised in petition 13-22.
Health and Community Wellbeing—Standing Committee
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Pettersson): Pursuant to standing order 223, the Labor Party whip wrote to the Speaker to advise proposed changes to the membership of Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing. Madam Speaker agreed to the following changes on 4 November 2022: that Dr Paterson be discharged from the Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing and Mr Pettersson be appointed in her place.