Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 15 November 2011) . . Page.. 5272 ..
Transport—city cycle loop
MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and is in relation to last week’s announcement of $9 million for the city cycle loop and six other cycling and walking projects. Minister, was this an announcement of a new funding allocation; or is it part of the previously committed $3.6 million recurrent funding to increase bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure through the Labor-Greens parliamentary agreement; or will it draw from the additional $1.5 million allocated in this year’s budget for walking and cycling infrastructure?
MR CORBELL: Funds for this financial year and for future financial years are provided for in the budget currently. I am happy to provide Ms Le Couteur with more information in relation to that, but the funding is funding that has been made available in previous appropriations and will also be provided through a range of other projects within the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate that address issues around walking and cycling infrastructure.
MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, a supplementary.
MS LE COUTEUR: When will work on the city cycle loop start and when will it be completed?
MR CORBELL: The first stage of the development of the Civic cycle loop is expected to be a stretch of Marcus Clarke Street and Rudd Street in the city. That is expected to start later in this financial year.
MS HUNTER: A supplementary.
MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.
MS HUNTER: Minister, how will the seven walking and cycling projects announced last week be prioritised in terms of implementation?
MR CORBELL: The seven projects that have been identified are the seven projects that will receive funding, and that funding will commence to flow to those projects in this financial year.
MS BRESNAN: Supplementary.
MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.
MS BRESNAN: Minister, what further examination will be undertaken on establishing a shared space on Bunda Street in addition to the consultation previously undertaken in 2009?
MR CORBELL: Further discussions are needed with stakeholders along Bunda Street before any final decision is made in relation to how we can best create a shared space along that very busy inner city road. There are a range of stakeholders who have