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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3418..

developed in consultation with school counselling stakeholders and the School Counselling Review Group.

(c) The establishment of an ACT Career and Transition Unit, another 2003-04 Budget initiative, will provide high schools and colleges with leadership and resources to assist young people in times of transition through thorough policy development, support for school careers advisors and the development of specific resources and programs.

(d) The High School Development Project has a brief to look at four main areas of innovation: Organisation and Cultural Change, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Middle Schooling, Vocational Learning.

Speed cameras

(Question Nos 837 and 838)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to speed cameras outside schools in the ACT:

(1) Is the Minister aware of the installation of a speed camera outside a school in Sydney to calm traffic around the area where children/students cross regularly;

(2) Has the Government considered installing speed cameras outside schools in the ACT, if so, what discussions have taken place and what, if any, decisions have been made in relation to this matter, if not, would the Government consider installing speed cameras outside schools in the ACT;

(3) Has either Minister received representations for speed cameras outside any school in the ACT;

(4) Has either Minister received representations requesting the installation of traffic calming measures outside any ACT schools, if so, which schools and what decision has been made on each request.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes

(2) Yes.

Traffic cameras are located strictly on road safety considerations at locations recommended by an advisory Traffic Liaison Committee, comprising representatives from the Department of Urban Services, the Australian Federal Police and NRMA Member Services.

Speed camera sites, are targeted at areas where the presence of cameras will assist in reducing speed related vehicle crashes. These are selected on the basis of speed-related crash history, speed surveys and traffic volume. The current location of speed cameras takes into account those areas were people are most at risk.

(3) Yes

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