Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2023 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 8 June 2023) . . Page.. 1801 ..
Thursday, 8 June 2023
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 responses to petitions have been lodged:
Municipal services—Casey—petition 3-23
By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 5 June 2023, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Orr on 21 March 2023, concerning traffic congestion in Casey and surrounding areas.
The response read as follows:
Dear Mr Duncan
Thank you for your letter regarding petition 3-23, lodged by Ms Suzanne Orr MLA, regarding various matters in Casey and surrounding areas. I have addressed the petitioners concerns in the order they were raised.
The ACT Government is delivering on its 2020 election commitment to develop traffic models for the Gungahlin region. These models will assist with assessment of land use policy and inform evidence-based infrastructure planning and prioritisation of road network upgrades within the Gungahlin region – with accurate outputs such as forecast traffic volumes, travel times, queue lengths, and congestion delays.
The ACT Government is developing a Multimodal Network Plan (MNP) which will confirm the modal priorities and vision for key corridors and transport areas, including Gungahlin Town Centre and its surrounding corridors, including to the Casey Group Centre.
The ACT Government takes a considered approach to investing in transport infrastructure, including our road network, to ensure investment is consistent