Page 1850 - Week 06 - Thursday, 9 May 2013

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MR RATTENBURY: Certainly this is an issue that was raised with me in some of the radio talkback at the time that I first announced these changes for the new zones. What TAMS will do as part of the rollout of these new areas is consider issues of traffic light coordination to match the new designated speed limits in the areas. It is not always, of course, possible to get a complete coordination of traffic lights. It is something that often comes up in the context of Northbourne Avenue. It is the nature of cross-streets and the various coordinations. But certainly steps will be taken to ensure that the changed speed limit is potentially reflected in the traffic light coordination.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, given that Roads ACT implement road policy, why is it that the road safety strategy team is in the directorate of JACS?

MR CORBELL: In the portfolio of Attorney-General I am responsible for overall road safety policy. The answer to Mr Coe’s question is that TAMS, as the manager of the asset, is responsible for the operations of road safety and implementation on the ground. Policy is set at a whole-of-government level through the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

Transport—park and ride facilities

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, Tuggeranong residents have expressed concern that delays to the park and ride in Calwell could put a proposed childcare centre in the area in jeopardy after the contractor to build the park and ride facility went into administration. Minister, what will you be doing to ensure that the park and ride facility in Calwell is completed and when will this occur?

MR RATTENBURY: I thank Mr Wall for the question. I am just seeking some of the information for you. Unfortunately, Tread Lightly Earthmoving has gone into administration. They are the company responsible for the delivery of the park and ride facility at Calwell. I can inform you on this matter that the bus stops on Johnson Drive have been completed. The majority of the earthworks on the site have been completed. Pavements, subgrade and slick layers in the new car park have been completed. So quite a lot of the work has already been done. Unfortunately, an existing high-voltage electricity cable requires relocation by ACTEW to allow the new kerb to be installed. So that has been the source of some delay already.

The fact that Tread Lightly earthworks has now gone into administration has caused some further delay. The project had been scheduled for completion in the week ending 21 June 2013. This will be delayed by approximately six weeks whilst an alternative contractor can be identified to complete the works. So the answer to your question is that we will now find a new contractor to finish the job.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

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