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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5562 ..


(14) Is the bridge two way or one way and is this appropriately signed.

(15) What would happen in the event of an emergency, including who has right of way and is this appropriately signed.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. The total cost of the Bridge is $206,147.00 (ex GST).

2. The main materials used to construct the abutments were concrete and steel.

3. The bridge is certified to support a 28 tonne vehicle.

4. Bridge strengthening works were part of the Development Conditions required by ACT Planning. All development conditions were certified to have been met and a Certificate of Occupancy and Use was issued in December 2016.

5. As part of the Development Application a detailed flood model was conducted to determine the 1 in 100 year flood level of Paddy’s River. The bridge level is under the 1 in 100 year flood level.

6. The existing bridge is capable of withstanding a flow velocity of 1.5m/s in the event of flooding.

7. The bridge is certified to support a 28 tonne vehicle.

8. When normal conditions return after a flood, the build-up of materials will be reviewed and debris against the bridge removed.

9. a and b - The bridge deck is approximately two metres above the natural water flow level.

10. The bridge is not designed to clear 1 in 100 year flood height levels.

11. a) The bridge should not be used in flood events.

b) The bridge is safe to use during a fire event as evacuation occurs as soon as an active fire enters a 15km radius of the facility. This is called the pre-emptive trigger.

12. Should the bridge be damaged during fire or flood, work will commence to re-instate the bridge as soon as possible. Access is able to be maintained via the emergency egress track once a risk assessment has been undertaken and after consultation with the Fire, Forestry and Roads Section of Parks and City Services.

13. There is no lighting or signage on approach to the bridge. The facility received Certificate of Occupancy and Use in December 2016.

14. The bridge is one way.

15. There is clear visibility on both approaches to the bridge and normal road rules apply.


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