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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2554 ..


users of the road corridor. The traffic study proposed three primary treatments as safety improvements and to reduce the associated social and economic cost of road trauma. The treatments and associated combinations provide four options, which include:

1. signalisation of the intersection;

2. modifications to the island on Lawrence Wackett Crescent;

3. reducing the speed limit to 60 km/h; and

4. the combined option of reducing the speed limit to 60 km/h whilst also providing modifications to the island on Lawrence Wackett Crescent.

The traffic study identifies that each of the proposed options would result in benefit being gained when compared to the existing conditions at the Tharwa Drive and Lawrence Wackett Crescent intersection. The study recommended signalisation of the intersection as the most suitable treatment due to multiple collisions involving right turning vehicles at this intersection. However, this option was only able to demonstrate a benefit to cost ratio between 1.72-1.79, so is not eligible for funding through the Black Spot Program. The other options all demonstrated a benefit cost ratio of greater than 2.

The ACT Government will consider improvements to the intersection in the context of safety priorities across the ACT.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Sport—Bonner Oval—petition 7-21

By Ms Berry, Minister for Sport and Recreation, dated 14 September 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Orr on 22 June 2021 concerning a proposed bubbler and other amenities at Bonner Oval.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter dated 22 June 2021 regarding petition 7-21, lodged by Ms Suzanne Orr MLA. The petition requests the installation of a water bubbler at the Bonner Oval as part of the August 2021 budget and to prioritise other amenities at Bonner Oval where possible.

The ACT Government places a high emphasis on ensuring that investment in public infrastructure is planned and delivered according to need and balanced against other priorities. We welcome suggestions and correspondence from the community highlighting priorities that they see in their local areas that would benefit their community.

The government has invested in sporting infrastructure in the growing Gungahlin region including the Taylor Neighbourhood oval, lighting at the Amaroo playing fields, the community recreation park in Moncrieff, and the refurbished Nicolls synthetic playing fields.

The ACT Government is committed to supporting sporting participation and ensuring the community has access to fit for purpose sporting facilities. To this


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