Page 3209 - Week 10 - Thursday, 15 August 2013
The action items you have identified are being managed by the Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate. I am advised that Action item 14 is an ongoing risk assessment and road safety audit program. Audits have been completed for two arterial roads (Hindmarsh Drive and Erindale Drive) and measures for these locations are being progressed.
Action item 15 involves the implementation of a mass treatment program to address right angle crashes. I am advised that a study has been completed and a works program is currently being developed.
While these actions items are both important, and are both being progressed, it was considered that they did not warrant specific discussion in the 2012 report card.
Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Tuesday, 13 August 2013): The firms currently engaged by the ACT Government to unde1take research on the Light Rail Project are:
1. AECOM Australia Pty Ltd, who are engaged to prepare the Northbourne Avenue Infrastructure Capacity Study; and
2. SMEC Australia Pty Ltd, who are engaged to prepare the Capital Metro Light Rail Integration Study . As part of this study, SMEC have engaged the services of sub-consultant firms MRCagney, architectus, ATKINS, and Taskforce Media.
Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Hanson on Tuesday, 13 August 2013): As set out on page 67 of the Territory’s submission to Infrastructure Australia, transit modes and land use options were modelled in the Canberra Strategic Transport Model, which estimates travel demand for different scenarios based on changes to population, employment, retail, road speeds and capacities, and vehicle characteristics.
Traffic operational performance of the options was further assessed using ‘Paramics’ simulation software, demonstrating transit mode speeds and reliability that arise from the options and impacts on general traffic travel times .