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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2210..

(1) Is the Monaro Highway at the intersection with Lanyon Drive still a reduced speed limit of 80km/h;

(2) If so, how much longer will this interim road safety measure be in place; if not, when did the speed limit return to 100km/h;

(3) Has the Government given any consideration to making that section of the road 80km/h permanently;

(4) If so, when will a decision be made regarding permanency of 80km/h; if not, would the Government give consideration to a permanent 80km/h zone in this area;

(5) Has the Government received any representations from outside Government to leave this stretch of the road at 80km/h; if so, from whom;

(6) When will a decision be made on the extension of the acceleration lane and how will that extension be funded.

Mr Wood

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

(1) Yes, the speed limit is still 80 km/h.

(2) Improvements, such as the extension of the acceleration lane for northbound traffic, have been identified and will be considered in the future Capital Works programs. Until such time, the speed limit will be maintained at 80 km/h. The speed limit will be changed to 100 km/h after the completion of these improvements.

(3) No, the current arrangement is only temporary.

(4) No, the speed limit of 100 km/h is considered the appropriate limit for this area once improvements have been constructed to the northbound acceleration lane.

(5) There were no representations from outside the Government to leave the speed limit at 80 km/h.

(6) The extension of the acceleration lane will be funded from future Capital Works programs. No particular deadline has been identified for this project since it will have to compete with other priorities during the normal planning cycles for Capital Works Programs.

ActewAGL-GreenChoice customers

(Question No 1428)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 30 March 2004:

(1) In relation to ActewAGL recently celebrating reaching 5 000 GreenChoice customers, over what length of time has it taken ActewAGL to bring those customers on board?

(2) What percentage of electricity supplied to the A.C.T. is from a renewable source?

(3) How many customers were signed up to GreenChoice each year that GreenChoice has been in place?

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