Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 3034 ..
(5) Asphalt works are undertaken at night to minimise disruption. Temporary traffic arrangements have been put in place to ensure that a single lane in each direction remains open to traffic at all times. Speed reductions to 40 km/h and traffic switches are being undertaken only outside peak periods. Traffic speeds remain at 60km/h during peak periods. A communications plan is enacted involving media releases, social media, letter box drops and electronic variable message signage.
Weston Creek dog park
(Question No 330)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 9 June 2017:
(1) What is the status of the project to develop a Weston Creek dog park.
(2) Have key stakeholders and nearby residents been engaged to provide feedback on the newly identified site at Duffy as indicated on the “Your Say ACT: New Weston Creek dog park” which was last updated on 28 November 2016; if not, when will key stakeholders and nearby residents be approached.
(3) Which key stakeholders have been engaged, or will be engaged, to provide feedback on the new site of the Weston Creek dog park.
(4) Why wasn’t the Duffy site included in the wider consultation of the shortlisted sites in Holder, Chapman and Waramanga.
(5) What amount has been budgeted to develop a dog park in Weston Creek.
(6) When is construction of the Weston Creek dog park expected to commence.
(7) When is the Weston Creek dog park expected to be opened.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The responses to the Request for Tender for construction are currently being evaluated to determine the successful tenderer.
(2) Yes. The first round of consultation conducted in 2016, which considered three shortlisted locations at Chapman, Holder and Waramanga, showed limited community support for these locations. Consequently a site in Duffy, near the corner of Warragamba Avenue and Eucumbene Drive (Block 4, Section 55), was suggested by the Weston Creek Community Council.
A second round of consultation was undertaken in late 2016 on the proposed Duffy site, including a presentation to the Weston Creek Community Council at a public meeting letter box drop to 120 Duffy and Stromlo Village residents in the immediate vicinity of the site and the Your Say website was updated with information on the selected location in Duffy.
The public notification period as part of the Development Application was open for six weeks, providing stakeholders and the community with an opportunity to comment on the design.