Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 14 February 2017) . . Page.. 330 ..
this intersection. The Tillyard Drive traffic study was initiated by the ACT government late last year, with the stated aim, to quote Minister Fitzharris, of ensuring that “all Canberra roads are safe for both drivers and other road users”. The study called for community feedback via survey and also hosted information sessions at Charnwood and Fraser shops, all of which sounds as though the government may finally be willing to do something to protect the people who use this dangerous intersection. But no; despite the name of the study, the intersection of Tillyard Drive with Ginninderra Drive has been specifically excluded from the Tillyard Drive traffic study. As you can no doubt understand, Madam Speaker, this has frustrated many of my constituents, more than 1,300 of whom have signed the petition that I present today.In summary, the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra drives is known to be dangerous, with a long history of accidents and collisions. Data from Roads ACT identify it as one of the top four most hazardous intersections in the Belconnen area. The Belconnen Community Council have expressed concerns about this intersection, and those who use it know full well how risky this intersection can be, especially during periods of heavy traffic or when the sun is low on the horizon. Yet the ACT government has done nothing to improve the safety of this intersection and even excluded it from its recent study supposedly designed to make Tillyard Drive safer. This is not good enough.
As a member for Ginninderra and a resident of Charnwood, I represent and amplify the voices of my neighbours and all those who are affected by the dangers posed by this intersection. I would like to thank all those in my electorate who have raised this issue with me. I am committed to continue raising this issue until traffic control lights are installed at the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra drives, for the safety of my constituents as well as the safety of all road users who pass through my electorate. I commend this petition, with its 1,329 signatures, to the Assembly.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Scrutiny report 2
MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.12): I present the following report:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 2, dated 7 February 2017, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.
MRS JONES: Scrutiny report 2 contains the committee’s comments on seven bills, 87 pieces of subordinate legislation and two regulatory impact statements. In this scrutiny report the committee has commented on the Discrimination Regulation 2016. This subordinate law was made as a schedule to the Discrimination Amendment Act 2016, which amended the Discrimination Act 1991. The Discrimination Amendment Act was passed in the previous Legislative Assembly.