Page 2224 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 9 May 2012

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MR CORBELL: The point of this work, of course, is to bring all of those different bodies of work together into a single, coherent whole. The existing work done by the National Capital Authority—Ms Le Couteur made mention of that—in terms of the Griffin legacy was work undertaken by the NCA given their responsibilities for certain areas of the territory. Certainly, the second project that Ms Le Couteur referred to, which is in the Economic Development Directorate, is one of those bodies of work which identify upgrades, for example, to street furniture and upgrades to public realms, such as what you can see right outside on London Circuit today. That is the sort of work that would be brought together in this project.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, how will the NCA be involved in this planning and is it intended that the outcome will be that there will be changes to the territory plan and the national capital plan?

MR CORBELL: It would be inappropriate to pre-empt whether or not the study concludes that there should be changes to the territory plan or the national capital plan, but obviously that is a possibility, depending on the outcome of the work that will commence.

In terms of the NCA’s involvement, yes, the NCA is closely involved with the ACT government on a regular basis, particularly through my directorate and through the Economic Development Directorate, when it comes to decisions that impinge on or affect its statutory responsibilities in terms of planning for the national capital functions, and they will continue to be involved.

MS BRESNAN: Supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, was this the priority project that the ACT government asked for from the federal liveable cities program?

MR CORBELL: I am not aware of any other requests for funding under the liveable cities program but I will take the detail of the question on notice.

Roads—traffic calming

MR COE: My question is to the Chief Minister in her capacity as Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, and it relates to road safety in Belconnen. Minister, a few months ago the government installed approximately 15 speed humps on Spofforth Street in Holt. Whilst the intention was to slow down residents in Spofforth Street, it seems that the excessive number of speed humps has deterred people from using that road altogether and people are now rat-running through the suburb bringing much traffic to once quiet streets. What was the cost of implementing the speed humps, and what consideration was given to rat-running through the suburbs as a result of the implementation?

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