Page 1415 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 9 May 2017
The following response to a petition has been lodged:
Traffic control measures for Ginninderra Drive—petition 2-17
By Ms Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 27 March 2017, in response to a petition lodged by Mrs Kikkert on 14 February 2017 concerning traffic control lights at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive.
The response read as follows:
Dear Mr Duncan
I refer to your letter of 14 February 2016 regarding petition No 2-17 lodged by Mrs Elizabeth Kikkert MLA regarding traffic control lights being placed at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive.
The ACT Government knows how important it is to ensure we have a safe and effective roads system, and that is why we are continuing to invest in building better roads for Canberra. This investment is part of the ACT Government’s plan to build an integrated transport network, focusing on roads, public transport and active travel—so we can better connect people to transport hubs, town centres and other communities.
Transport Canberra and City Services have commissioned a feasibility study and preliminary sketch plan for the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive. The study will investigate remediation options for improving traffic management, including the provision of signals at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive. The study also investigates the impact and possible ancillary remediation works on the adjacent intersection of Tillyard Drive and Lhotsky Street. The outcomes of the feasibility study will be used to inform further work.
Thank you for raising this matter with me. I trust this information is of assistance.
Arts funding—petitions 7-17 and 4-17
MS CHEYNE (Ginninderra) (11.05), by leave: Madam Speaker, I am pleased to sponsor this petition being tabled today. Before I speak more on it I also seek leave to table a document that is out of order that contains more signatures.
MS CHEYNE: I table the following paper:
Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Arts funding—Ms Cheyne (147 signatures).
It further shows the broad community support both within and outside the ACT for the principles of this petition. The arts play a critical role in our social and cultural