Page 5955 - Week 14 - Thursday, 8 December 2011

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detail, I will. But from my experience of looking at how they are applied to the work that cabinet is doing, the answer is yes.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, what changes have been made to the framework as a result of the use of a climate assessment for cabinet proposals?

MS GALLAGHER: What changes have been made? Well, in a way, we are just going through the trial of it now, so I do not think I could say that any changes have been made. But once we get the feedback from the consultation process and the feedback from agencies having used it and the feedback from cabinet as being part of it, there may be some changes to how that process runs and the formal process once it is finally agreed to. I do not think I could point to a change that has occurred at this point in time.


MR COE: My question to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services relates to the quality and safety of roads in Belconnen. Minister, the condition of roads is a growing concern for Canberrans. In my electorate of Ginninderra there are serious safety and maintenance issues that need to be addressed. In Charnwood, residents have raised with me and the government a number of concerns, including issues with McDougall, Kerrigan and Lhotsky Streets. Minister, what action have you taken to address speeding outside St Thomas Aquinas primary school in Charnwood? Will you take action on the concerns raised by myself, the school and other residents?

MS GALLAGHER: I am very happy to come back with some specifics around the school in Charnwood. I did not quite catch it but I think it was in Charnwood. Since I have become Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, I have had the opportunity to go out with the director-general and have a look around the city at different projects that the directorate has underway. Indeed, I have had a number of discussions around roads.

I would have to say that I feel Roads ACT are extremely responsive to constituent concerns when they are raised, both maintenance of roads but also safety issues. From the experience I have had in following up constituent inquiries, they are responded to very promptly. I do not know if that is your experience, Mr Coe. But from the correspondence that I sign off around roads, road maintenance, road safety issues—right across the city, including in the electorate of Ginninderra—I would say that Roads ACT are very responsive. If there are genuine safety concerns, they monitor those in some situations if that is required and then respond accordingly.

I think they are a very professional outfit. Even in the last couple of weeks with the big storms we have been having and the amount of potholes that have come, to see the Roads ACT crews out in the storms, out just after the storms, spending all weekend

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