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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1549 ..


(4) Does the ACT Government have any policies or guidelines regarding food-and-drink delivery services and the need for short-term parking for their drivers; if so, what are they; if not, why not.

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

(1) The 15-minute parking was introduced to facilitate the safe collection of take away food to support small businesses during the COVID 19 crisis.

(2) No.

(3) No.

(4) The ACT Government has a policy of providing short stay high turnover parking close to commercial centres to support local businesses. This policy also supports delivery drivers, either private or operating commercially.


Transport—Lawson bus services(Question No 206)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 April 2021:

(1) Given that in Question Time on 31 March 2021, the Minister stated that regular bus service cannot commence in Lawson until the completion of Stage 2 because the buses are too big for the existing streets, but existing unused bus stops indicate that the plan is for buses to travel along Stockman Avenue, what is preventing Transport Canberra buses currently servicing Lawson, the width of streets other than Stockman Avenue, the fact that the narrow streets make it impossible for buses to turn corners, or both.

(2) Which streets in Lawson Stage 1 are wide enough to accommodate standard Transport Canberra buses.

(3) Which intersections in Lawson Stage 1 can be navigated by a Transport Canberra bus turning left.

(4) Which intersections in Lawson Stage 1 can be navigated by a Transport Canberra bus turning right.

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

(1) As part of the suburb’s planning, the identified bus route through Lawson is along Stockman Avenue between Ginninderra Drive and Baldwin Drive. Bus stops have been constructed in preparation for the future route connection from Stockman Avenue onto Ginninderra Drive. Stockman Avenue was designed and constructed as a ‘collector’ road, with a carriageway width suitable for bus movements. All other roads within Lawson have been designed as ‘local access’ streets, in line with the original estate development plan. This is consistent with the approach adopted in other newly-developed suburbs in Canberra including Ginninderry and Whitlam.


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