Page 3616 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 22 November 2022

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MR STEEL: I thank Dr Paterson for her question and her interest in representing an area that uses Athllon Drive every day. As we promised at the last election, we are getting on with the job of duplicating Athllon Drive, in Canberra’s south. The public tender for the detailed design of the Athllon Drive upgrade in the southern section, between Drakeford Drive and Sulwood Drive, was released on 15 November. We are currently out in the market there.

That section of Athllon Drive is one of the most used pieces of transport infrastructure in Canberra’s south, with more than 14,000 vehicles travelling on it each day and 2,000 in each peak period alone. The safety of cyclists and pedestrians is front of mind, with plans to include improved path connections, on-road cycle lanes and upgraded intersections, as well as a new pedestrian underpass under Sulwood Drive, which will link to the new shared path which will be built along Sulwood Drive. I am looking forward to those works kicking off around the end of the year.

Public transport users will benefit from new and upgraded bus stops and an expected two-minute cut to travel times for morning commuters on the R4 and R5 rapid bus routes. We are committed to building high quality road infrastructure in Canberra’s south, and we are going to deliver on our election promises.

Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, I feel I must ask that further questions to Minister Steel be placed on the notice paper!

Ms Lee: Only the ones to Mr Steel?

Mr Barr: All further questions can be placed on the notice paper.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Barr. It certainly did seem like that today.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 17(5)—Auditor-General’s Report No 7/2022—ACT Childhood Healthy Eating and Active Living Programs, dated 9 November 2022.

Bills, referred to Committees, pursuant to resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020, as amended—Correspondence—


Integrity Commission Amendment Bill 2022 (No 2)—from the Chair, Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, dated 31 October 2022.

Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2022—from the Chair, Standing Committee on Public Accounts, dated 2 November 2022.

Bills—Not inquired into—

Animal Management and Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill 2022—from the Chair, Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services, dated 27 October 2022.

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