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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 28 November 2013) . . Page.. 4482 ..

The opposition is pleased to see the implementation of national standards for heavy vehicles, which are designed to reduce red tape and improve efficiency in the sector. The opposition will support the bill today.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (5.57), in reply: I thank the opposition for their succinct support of this bill today. This bill contains consequential amendments associated with the passage of the Heavy Vehicle National Law Bill. It provides for a range of operational matters concerning the implementation of the national law. I thank members for their support of the bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

At approximately 6 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put and negatived.

Trinity Christian School

Ministerial statement

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) (5.58), by leave: I am happy today to report to the Assembly on progress to date that the ACT government has made in relation to traffic safety on McBryde Crescent near Trinity Christian School. Members will recall that I provided an outline of issues relating to traffic and pedestrian safety around schools in the ACT, and on McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa, during the debate on Ms Lawder’s motion on 23 October this year.

Trinity Christian School located on McBryde Crescent is currently the subject of an active investigation into traffic and pedestrian safety on roads in the vicinity of the school. Inquiries relating to road safety and traffic management around schools usually relate to traffic volume levels at school peak times, the speed of travelling vehicles and illegal parking activities and are, of course, focused on children’s safety. Such inquiries are investigated by Roads ACT and are considered part of their normal day-to-day duties.

Investigations are always undertaken in consultation with the individual school as issues are raised. Since my last discussion about this issue in the Assembly, Roads ACT has been actively working towards the completion of the review of concerns raised by the school community and developing options for improvement. Trinity Christian School, like most schools in the ACT, provides car parking and pick-up and

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