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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2551 ..


Women are poorly represented, not only as artists but also as subjects in the collection.

Historically, male artists have dominated the practice of sculpture in Australia. This is reflected in the make-up of the ACT Government’s collection. Of the 117 artworks in the collection managed by artsACT, 83 artworks are by male artists, 24 works by female artists and 11 by male and female artists working together.

The ACT Government is looking to increase diversity in the ACT Government’s public art collection. The Minister for the Arts has advised me that a first step towards addressing this gender imbalance in the collection is to amend the ACT Public Art Guidelines. The Guidelines are currently being amended to highlight how to apply diversity, equality and inclusion principles to the artwork commissioning process. Although the Guidelines are not mandatory, for artworks to be accepted into the collection for long term care and management by the ACT Government it will need to be demonstrated that these principles have been applied to the commissioning process.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Gordon—traffic management—petition 13-21

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 30 August 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Davis on 2 June 2021 concerning improvements to traffic management in Gordon.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter dated 2 June 2021 regarding petition 13-21, lodged by Mr Johnathan Davis MLA. The petition has requested improvements to traffic management in Gordon, as such, my response to the petition is detailed below.

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) considers a range of factors such as traffic volume and speed data, crash history and surrounding land use to identify the need for, and priority of, traffic calming measures on residential streets. High priority streets are then further investigated. Traffic calming measures are generally recommended on streets where there is evidence of inappropriate speeds or crash history, and therefore major safety concerns.

I am pleased to advise that TCCS completed a traffic study on Knoke Avenue in June 2021. This investigation included a review of current traffic speed, volume and crash data, as well as pedestrian and cyclist activity on the street. The study developed a traffic management plan to mitigate identified road safety concerns. The outputs of this will be considered for implementation under a future Capital Works Programs after being assessed through the ACT Budget process.

With regard to the other streets, an analysis of crash history over the last seven years shows that there have been:

four reported crashes on Harry Hopman Circuit

one reported crash each on Schofield Place, Violet Grover Place and McGrowdie Place


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