Page 614 - Week 02 - Thursday, 20 February 2020

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they are maintained and upgraded from time to time. We will consider requests from the community as well about the need for toilet facilities to be provided. We are currently going through a process with the Curtin community, for example, in relation to the provision of toilets at Curtin, given the new development. We will consider any requests that come through on a case-by-case basis and based on the needs of the community.

Roads—traffic management

MISS C BURCH: My question is to the Minister for Transport and Minister for City Services. Minister, I wrote to you on 13 December 2019, regarding increased traffic and safety concerns along Eastlake Parade, Kingston as a result of the arts precinct development, and I am yet to receive a response. These issues are outside the developer’s remit and must be addressed by the government. Minister, I ask again if the Transport Canberra and City Services directorate will commission an independent traffic analysis to ensure that the area remains safe for all road users?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. I will chase up the response to her letter. Obviously, in relation to any development application or development that occurs, Transport Canberra and City Services is involved in providing feedback through the development application process in relation to traffic in particular. That will no doubt be assessed in relation to this case as well. I will provide some further information to Miss Burch on that matter.

MISS C BURCH: Minister, what will the government do to improve the already hazardous intersection of Eastlake Parade and Trevillian Quay, given the impact of over 500 additional vehicles in the area?

MR STEEL: As I have mentioned, the traffic modelling in relation to these developments will be considered as well as any requirements in terms of improved traffic measures to deal with any additional traffic that may arise as a result of a development being built.

MS LEE: Minister, when will this government commit to ensuring road safety for all road users on Eastlake Parade, given traffic increases on the Kingston foreshore as a result of the arts precinct?

MR STEEL: Once the traffic modelling has been completed and assessed and appropriate traffic measures are looked at to address those issues, if there are any.

National Multicultural Festival—preparations

MR GUPTA: My question is to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. Minister, can you please update the Assembly on preparations for this weekend’s National Multicultural Festival?

MR STEEL: I thank Mr Gupta for his question. As members would have noticed, the tents are going up and there is excitement in the air as the Multicultural Festival will be commencing tomorrow from 4 pm. It is the 24th year of the festival and it builds

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