Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2012) . . Page.. 391 ..
closing a T2 lane that has been operational for some time or saying, “Let’s close a bus lane that has been operating for some time to transfer that.” It is actually about doing the necessary research to do that. Without doing that research, it is not an evidence-based approach to transport planning. That is what we need. It is great that we have had this work done now. I hope—and the Chief Minister has indicated—that we see these guidelines applied across the whole of the ACT so that we can have an evidence-based approach applied to bus lanes, T2 transit lanes or whatever it might be and where it is going to be appropriate to place them.
It is also encouraging to see the car-pooling work—this is something the Greens have been wanting to see for some time as well—and implemented in a timely way. The report notes, as does the Chief Minister’s statement, that this will be by 2013. I hope we do see it implemented by that time so that we can have that encouragement.
I am glad that the Canberra Liberals will quote from this often. I hope they quote the parts that Mr Coe neglected to mention today. Another thing which he did not mention is that it looks at the overall future—and that is what Mr Corbell has mentioned—of transport planning. While a transit lane might be appropriate at one point, you have to consider the future uses of that road, including whether there are going to be bus stops placed along Adelaide Avenue. There are things that have to be considered.
I hope we hear Mr Coe quoting from the document and actually acknowledging all those points about travel—something which he has not been able to do in the past. I hope that we see him starting to do that in the future.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Standing and temporary orders—suspension
Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:
That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Private Members’ business, order of the day No 18—Children and Young People (Transition to Independence) Amendment Bill 2011 being called on and debated cognately with Executive business, order of the day No 3—Children and Young People (Transition from Out-of-Home Care) Amendment Bill 2011.
Children and Young People (Transition from Out-of-Home Care) Amendment Bill 2011
Children and Young People (Transition to Independence) Bill 2011]
Debate resumed from 8 December 2011, on motion by Ms Burch:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.