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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 October 2021) . . Page.. 2770 ..


Statement by chair 

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (12.04): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

At its private meeting, the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into petition 31-21 and agreed to the following terms of reference for the inquiry:

On 30 September 2021 the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services resolved to inquire and report on the implementation of the revised speed limits in parts of Civic that became effective on 5 July 21 with particular reference to:

(a) road user advice and education effectiveness prior to the 5 July implementation;

(b) the effectiveness of warning signage;

(c) reasons for the continued and abnormally large number of breaches;

(d) strategies for rectifying causes of the infringement rate;

(e) impact on the community of the new fines and whether the level of this impact justifies a fines waiver for the month of July; and

(f) any other matter relevant to this issue.

The inquiry has been opened for submissions and this process is due to close on 18 October 2021. The report for this inquiry will be completed “on the papers”, without public hearings, due to both the time-sensitive nature of the inquiry topic and the competing demands of estimates, COVID and other committee hearings.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (12.05): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to the following Auditor-General’s reports: Auditor-General’s Report No 3 of 2021: Court transport unit vehicle—Romeo 5; Auditor-General’s Report No 5 of 2021: Management of closed-circuit television systems; and Auditor-General’s Report No 7 of 2021: Procurement exemptions and value for money.

The committee has resolved to inquire further into these reports. Whilst the terms of reference for the inquiries will be the information contained within each audit report, the committee’s inquiries will focus specifically on the conclusions and key findings in each report, the government’s response to each report and its implementation of each audit report’s recommendations.

The committee is expecting to report to the Legislative Assembly on each of these Auditor-General’s reports as soon as practicable.


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