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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1778 ..


Active travel—Lawson(Question No 207)

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

(1) Given in Question Time on 31 March 2021, the Minister stated that there are a range of bus stops available [for Lawson residents], both across the road in the University of Canberra (UC) and on adjacent streets … We’re also currently looking at further work around footpath connections between Lawson and public transport stops as well and despite repeated requests both by residents and by myself, there is still no direct developed footpath between western Lawson and the bus stops located across Ginninderra Drive on the University of Canberra campus (Thirriwirri Street), is this one of the footpath connections that the Minister referred to in his answer.

(2) What exactly is the further work that the Minister referred to in his answer.

(3) When will this further work be completed.

(4) When can residents of western Lawson expect to be able to safely and conveniently walk on a reasonably direct footpath between their homes and the bus stops on the UC campus.

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

(1) The reference in Question Time on 31 March 2021 was to the work the ACT Government is doing in response to the request to construct a path to connect west Lawson to the bus stops located at the University of Canberra Hospital.

(2) TCCS are progressing the design of this path in 2021, with construction to follow.

(3) See (2).

(4) See (2).


Transport—flexible bus service(Question No 208)

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

Can the Minister please explain what happened to the 2018 commitment to provide all residents in the suburb of Lawson access to a demand-responsive bus service until the local road network is able to be completed, given that in a media release dated 18 June 2018, the ACT Government announced that the new transport network would include ‘demand responsive services to provide flexible public transport connections … for the new suburb of Lawson’ and when asked about the commitment to provide this service for Lawson, the Minister said, ‘We do have a flexible bus service that is currently available for those who have mobility issues and maybe can’t walk down to the bus stop because it’s too far away, so that is already available, Madam Speaker, for all residents across the ACT to use’.


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