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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 5958 ..


MR HANSON: Minister, will you now review the concerns raised by my constituents and reconsider your position on 40-kilometre speed zones in the vicinity of Alfred Deakin high school?

MS GALLAGHER: I am happy to provide the advice to the Assembly that the government has. Perhaps that is the easiest way to do it. I will provide the advice to the Assembly of the decision around speed limits on Kent Street.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Why do other schools have speed zones completely around their borders, as well as traffic calming and pedestrian refuges installed towards and adjacent to the school precinct? And on what basis were they installed?

MS GALLAGHER: For a variety of different reasons.

Gungahlin Drive extension—choke point

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, having finally completed the GDE only seven years after it should have been—and at more than twice the budget—why has a choke point developed at the point where Caswell Drive exits the GDE at Glenloch interchange and joins Parkes Way?

MS GALLAGHER: I have not seen that, but I will go out and have a look. I do drive along the GDE. It is a fantastic road, I might say, adequately funded by this government after one of Brendan’s last final acts—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

MS GALLAGHER: It is an excellent road, adequately funded and delivered by this government. I am organising another trip with the director-general, Gary Byles, to drive around and have a look at particular projects. I will look at that intersection closely and take further advice on it.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: What strategy does your government have in place to deal with this and other choke points on the GDE?

MS GALLAGHER: A very extensive strategy.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Coe has the floor now.


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