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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 13 February 2018) . . Page.. 50 ..


consultation with residents of Charnwood, Flynn and Fraser in particular, issues were identified that concerned the community.

The study has been completed and a final scheme for improvements on Tillyard Drive has been determined, with priorities assigned for the proposed treatments. This study will guide the implementation of all the elements proposed in the scheme over a number of years.

MS CHEYNE: Minister, has the government considered the signalisation of the Tillyard Drive intersections with Ginninderra Drive and Lhotsky Street?

MS FITZHARRIS: Yes, the government is currently looking at that signalisation. As was also discussed in last year’s annual report hearings, a detailed study of the Tillyard Drive intersections with Ginninderra Drive and Lhotsky Street has also been completed, in addition to the local area traffic management study. It has recommended the installation of traffic lights. Intersection improvements and upgrades are significant investments, and we have a strong track record of delivering investment in roads infrastructure right across the territory, and principally also in Belconnen. I would like to reassure Ms Cheyne and other members that this study is now being carefully considered by government.

In addition the government will get on with implementing the high priority safety measures over the coming financial year along the length of Tillyard Drive, as identified by the community draft consultation. This includes improvements to intersections with Crawford Crescent, Spalding Street, Kerrigan Street and Daley Crescent south; lane narrowing between Covington Crescent and Crawford Crescent and between Barber Crescent and Kuringa Drive; a pedestrian refuge island adjacent to the bicentennial trail; improvements to pedestrian signage near Charnwood shops and to line marking and signage on Kuringa Drive; lane narrowing and line marking improvements on Spalding Street; lane narrowing between Tillyard Drive and Shakespeare Crescent and improvements to pedestrian signage on Kerrigan Street; speed cushions in Shakespeare Crescent and Cartwright Street; and a pedestrian refuge island near Rouse Place.

It is important to note that the final scheme is an overall master plan for the area, and that not all proposed safety measures will necessarily be installed at once. The master plan will guide implementation over a number of years.

MR PETTERSSON: Minister, how was the community consulted during the development of the study and how is the government addressing their areas of concern?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mr Pettersson for the supplementary question. In November and December 2016, Roads ACT collected feedback about issues of concern from residents, in particular in Charnwood, Flynn and Fraser. This included over 600 survey responses and eight phone or written submissions, with 120 people attending information sessions.


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