Page 3051 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 14 August 2013

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MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing) (5.46): I thank Mr Coe for his interest in the ACT’s road transport system and possible ways to improve how it is planned and managed. I do have amendments to Mr Coe’s motion, which I have circulated, and I now seek leave to move the amendments together.

Leave granted.


Omit paragraphs (1) and (2), substitute:

“(1) notes that:

(a) major roadworks projects across the ACT have an impact on commuters and can cause travel delays;

(b) although several key roadworks projects are occurring in the ACT simultaneously, these are timed to help address expected population and travel growth, particularly in new residential areas such as the Molonglo Valley;

(c) Roads ACT recently undertook a review of speed limits and speed signs on Canberra’s arterial roads and has implemented its outcomes; and

(d) following community consultation, the ACT Government is implementing traffic calming measures in various parts of Canberra to improve safety and to reduce speeding, rat running and traffic volumes; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) undertake roadworks and temporary traffic management plans in a coordinated fashion;

(b) continue to monitor and update traffic signage, including by responding to community feedback;

(c) consider traffic concerns in West Belconnen, including specific issues such as pedestrian access near Kingsford Smith School, through Roads ACT’s traffic warrant system;

(d) implement the announced revision of traffic calming measures on Spofforth Street—which reduce the amount of speed humps and add chicanes—as well as the announced traffic calming measures on surrounding Holt streets; and

(e) continue working with ACT police to ensure appropriate traffic enforcement on Canberra roads.”.

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