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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 12 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 3665 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

This report deals with a big issue, namely, amending the Territory Plan to permit a variety of land uses along Northbourne Avenue.

Although this was a contentious issue when first released by PALM, it was significantly revised in light of comments made by the public.

The amended variation was forwarded on to my Committee and after inviting public input and holding one public hearing, we recommend that the revised draft variation be endorsed.

Members will see that our report is very brief - reflecting our efforts to simplify our processes wherever possible, so that we can keep up with the amount of work given to us by the Assembly.

The report is unanimous. And I Commend it to the House

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Report -Warrants for Traffic Calming Measures

MR HIRD: (6.32): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 36 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services, entitled "Warrants for Traffic Calming Measures", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings. I move:

That the report be noted.

I seek leave of the house to have my brief comments incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The comments read as follows:

The Standing Committee on Urban Services was asked on 7 May 1999 to report on the use of a warrant system to determine whether traffic calming devices are needed in suburban streets and if so what type of traffic calming measure should be introduced.

My Committee invited public input through newspaper advertisements in June 1999.

A Seconded officer was appointed in September 1999 to assist with the Committee's workload and provide technical assistance in the development of the report and recommendations.

Committee members travelled to Newcastle, Queensland and Melbourne and interviewed a widely known and respected traffic management consultant, Mr Andrew O'Brien.

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