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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4067 ..


A further two services, Samaritan House (managed by St Vincent de Paul) and Minosa House (managed by CatholicCare) are crisis accommodation services for men who are experiencing homelessness (for a range of reasons) or at risk of homelessness. Housing ACT does not release the location of crisis accommodation.


Municipal services—footpaths(Question No 2687)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2019 (redirected to the Minister for City Services):

(1) What percentage of streets in Weetangera have footpaths.

(2) Has a study been conducted in relation to demand and necessity for footpaths in Weetangera within the past five years; if so, can a copy of the study be attached as an answer; if not, what measures will the ACT Government take to consider building new footpaths in Weetangera.

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

(1) Approximately 35% by count of all streets/roads in Weetangera have footpaths – refer Table 1 below. This is a similar percentage to other suburbs in Canberra built during the same period.

(2) In response to requests from the community, Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) undertakes a methodical assessment process in order to prioritise infill paths and construct them where they are most needed. This assessment takes into consideration factors including; street classification, speed limit, location of community facilities, existing streetlights and thoroughfares. Recently, TCCS assessed the need for paths on Morton Street, Smith Street and Kinleyside Crescent in Weetangera. These streets are classified as minor roads and will be considered for future footpath upgrades.

Table 1: Footpath coverage of streets in Weetangera by road classification (2019)

Weetangera Streets/Roads

Count

With paths (count)

With paths (%)

Major boundary roads

3

3

100%

Main roads

3

3

100%

Minor roads

25

5

20%

Total

31

11

35%


Roads—traffic calming(Question No 2688)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2019 (redirected to the Minister for Roads and Active Travel):

(1) Was the Rogers Street and Shakespeare Crescent intersection assessed as part of the traffic study on streets in Flynn, Fraser and Charnwood, with traffic calming measures


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