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Gungahlin intersections—Safety review, dated April 2014.

I seek leave to make a brief statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: At its meeting on Wednesday, 23 October 2013, the Legislative Assembly was presented with concerns regarding the safety of the intersection of Hinder and Hibberson streets in Gungahlin and passed a resolution to provide reports, which have been undertaken, into the safety of this intersection, assess the intersection and provide, by the end of April 2014, a report to the Assembly on the outcome of the assessment. I have presented the investigation that was undertaken at this intersection, following a customer complaint received in September 2013. The investigation into the safety of this intersection resulted in an immediate, low-cost treatment, which was implemented in January 2014, improving road signage and line markings. I also have presented an assessment of four intersections in Gungahlin town centre, which includes the Hinder and Hibberson streets intersection, as requested by the Assembly. This report is entitled Gungahlin intersections: Safety review, April 2014.

These four intersections in Gungahlin town centre were ranked in the worst 60 locations in the 2012 ACT road safety improvement program, which identifies and prioritises areas of safety improvements in the ACT road network. The intersections are ranked as follows: Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Mawby Street, No 7; Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Rosanna Street, No 34; Hinder and Hibberson streets, No 48; and Hinder Street and Efkarpidis Street, No 59. Roads ACT has considered the report and agrees with the recommendations identified in section 11. The treatments identified at each intersection as immediate will be progressed by Roads ACT as a priority over coming months.

The provision of traffic lights at the intersection of Hibberson and Hinder streets will be integrated with the work currently being undertaken by Capital Metro in developing the requirements for the light rail project. Depending on the specific requirements, traffic lights will be provided as either early works in advance of the light rail project or provided at the same time. I have asked TAMS and Capital Metro to liaise on this and advise on the best way of delivering these improvements.

The provision of the longer term improvements at the three other intersections included in the report will be considered in future capital works programs. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Amendment to resolution

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) (3.47), by leave: I move

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