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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2010) . . Page.. 6191 ..


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Roads—urban infrastructure(Question No 1215)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 28 October 2010:

(1) When was the last time that the design standards for urban infrastructure were significantly updated.

(2) Are the design standards subject to regular review; if so, how regular are the reviews.

(3) When was the last time the design standards were reviewed.

(4) Who conducts reviews of the design standards, for example, are they undertaken in government, or by an independent reviewer.

(5) Does the Government and/or the Department of Territory and Municipal Services use the technical infrastructure guideline/technical design manual called Complete Streets; if so, how is this manual used; if not, are there plans to use this design manual and how will it be used.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. 2002.

2. Yes. Every 8-10 years. A review of the road design standards and specifications is currently underway.

3. Collectively in 2002 but individual standards and specifications have been amended since that time.

4. The Australian Road Research Board, a national organisation have been engaged to review the road design standards and specifications on behalf of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS). The review process for Design Standard 23, Plant Species for Urban Landscape Projects is being undertaken by a working group including industry representatives, tree specialists and Departmental officers.

5. No. Complete Streets was only released in August 2010. The current review of the TAMS road standards and specifications will consider Complete Streets and whether it is consistent with national standards and if it is suitable for use in the ACT.



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