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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3419 ..


Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) completed a traffic study on the conditions at the intersection which considered current traffic speed, volume, pedestrian data and crashes reported in the last five-year period. Twenty collisions occurred at the intersection over the last five years, this met 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, the benefit to cost ratio for improving the intersection was between 1.72-1.79, this did not meet the criteria of Black Spot Program funding that requires a 2 to 1 ratio. The ACT government will consider improvements to the intersection in the context of safety priorities across the ACT.

In light of the minister’s commitment, the committee will not be inquiring further into the matters raised in petitions 17-21 and 20-21.

Petition 19-21 concerning the closure of community green waste and Landscape supplies at Parkwood Pond was received by the Assembly on 22 June 2021 and referred to the committee under standing order 99A. As signatories to petition 19-21, 2128 residents of the ACT requested the Assembly keep the community green waste and landscape supplies on Parkwood Road at West Belconnen open.

The committee notes that, in his response to the petition, the Minister for Transport and City Services said:

Ahead of the petition being tabled, the government took action to extend the current service arrangements for current Canberra Sand and Gravel for the site at Parkwood Road. The granted license extension will allow time for the Government to consider interim location options in the vicinity of Parkwood Road and to develop a longer-term solution while ensuring a continuity of green waste services. The ACT Government is undertaking a feasibility study for a new Resource Management Centre in the north of Canberra.

The committee considers the government response to be satisfactory and will therefore not be inquiring further into the matters raised in petition 19-21.

Committee report review—response

Statement by speaker

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (6.32): Members, I wish to make a section 246A statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure, in relation to the report on the review of the committee undertaken by Dr Rosemary Laing.

Members will recall that on 6 October year I made a section 246A statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure. I noted that the Clerk has management responsibility for the office and that the committee had asked the Clerk to consider suggestions put forward by Dr Laing in the review and report back to the committee on how those suggestions might be implemented.


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