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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2553 ..


Transport Canberra and City Services (CS) receives many requests for community path missing links each year, and priority is given to sites that satisfy the above criteria, in addition to inclusion to the strategic path network for the whole district. A link to the strategic path network can be accessed through https://activeinfrastructure.net.au/. This tool assists ACT Government in identifying and prioritising interventions in the Active Travel Network.

An assessment of the proposed path has been conducted by TCCS and the overall analysis has found that the works are not an immediate priority. However, as mentioned, the community path priority list is dynamic as new requests are received and works are completed. As such, the proposed path will be reconsidered as part of the annual review process and subject to relative priorities across the ACT may be included as part of a future capital works program.

I trust the information provided above has been helpful.

Roads—safety—petitions 17-21 and 20-21

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 14 September 2021, in response to petitions lodged by Mr Parton on 22 June 2021 concerning traffic safety at the intersection of Tharwa Drive and Lawrence Wackett Crescent, Theodore.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 22 June 2021 regarding petition 17-21 and 20-21, lodged by Mr Mark Parton MLA. The petition has requested improvements to the intersection of Tharwa Drive and Lawrence Wackett Crescent in Theodore.

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) has completed a traffic study on the conditions at the Tharwa Drive and Lawrence Wackett Crescent intersection. The study considered current traffic speed, volume, pedestrian data and crashes reported in the last five-year period.

The study found that there was low level speeding on Tharwa Drive across this intersection (about 5% – 7.5% over the posted speed limit), there had been 20 reported crashes at the intersection over the last five-year period of which seven resulted in injuries, the majority of crashes involved right-turning vehicles, and there were no crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists.

The collisions being experienced at this location meet the criteria set by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications for consideration within the Black Spot Program of a minimum of three injury collisions within a 5-year period. However, to be eligible for funding from the Australian Government through the Black Spot Program project proposals need to be able to demonstrate a benefit to cost ratio of at least 2 to 1.

The Tharwa Drive and Lawrence Wackett Crescent intersection traffic study includes the development of practical options, which are further assessed through a ‘Safe Systems’ infrastructure assessment and ‘benefit cost assessment’ for all


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