Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4442 ..
Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee
MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.44): I present the following report:
Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Report 2—Planning, management and delivery of road maintenance in the ACT, dated 26 October 2017, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
That the report be noted.
I wish to make several comments highlighting matters dealt with in the committee’s report. Following the self-referral of comprehensive terms of reference, the committee commenced its inquiry in March 2017. The committee sought to investigate the current practice of road maintenance in the ACT and to consult the community on their experiences. These matters included the role of the ACT government, procedures for identifying, prioritising, scheduling and then implementing road maintenance, the impact of current and projected road usage and regular wear and tear on road maintenance programs, the technical and structural requirements of ACT road maintenance, traffic management, aspects of current administrative, budgeting and oversight practices, as well as community stakeholder involvement in feedback and the programming of maintenance.
The committee received six written submissions, which were all published. The committee decided to report to the Assembly on matters discussed in the submissions and resulting from the committee’s deliberations. The committee makes five recommendations which relate to reviewing the current road signage strategy, providing more information to the community on management and maintenance of older roads, engaging key user groups and user representative groups to align ACT road standards with international standards, considering the feedback received on lack of community awareness and how the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate may address this, and considering road users, surrounding infrastructure and other ACT programs in delivery of Roads ACT road maintenance programs.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Planning and Urban Renewal—Standing Committee
MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (11.46): I present the following report:
Planning and Urban Renewal—Standing Committee—Report 2—Inquiry into Billboards, dated 24 October 2017, together with a copy of extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.