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2. Inquiry into the planning, management and delivery of road maintenance in the ACT

The Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services invites submissions to its inquiry into the planning, management and delivery of road maintenance in the ACT.

The Committee invites submissions from interested organisations and individuals to its inquiry.

Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary by close of business on Friday, 7 July 2017.

The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.

Submissions should be forwarded to:

The Committee Secretary, Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020, CANBERRA ACT 2601.

Email: committees@parliament.act.gov.au

The Committee intends to hold public hearings in August/September 2017 to assist its inquiry. Please be aware that the final witness selection rests with the Committee.

Further information on lodging a submission is available at: http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/Getting-involved.

Any further enquiries can also be directed to the Committee Secretary, on 620 50199 or email at: committees@parliament.act.gov.au.

This Inquiry has been completed and Committee report was tabled on 26 October 2017.

The Committee, noting the importance the condition of roads has in terms of road user safety, the distribution of essential goods and services and the facilitation of efficient commuter activities and emergency services, resolved to inquire into and report on the planning, management and delivery of road maintenance in the ACT, including:

1) The role of all levels of government in facilitating, and the regulations governing, road maintenance in the ACT;

2) The procedures for identification, prioritisation and scheduling of road maintenance in the ACT;

3) The need for, and frequency of, road maintenance in the ACT, including:

a) The impact of the level and type of road usage,

b) The impact of road accidents, fuel and chemical spills, and extreme weather events,

c) The impact of design and structural deficiencies,

d) The impact of vegetation, animal activity, topography and surrounding land use,

e) The role and adequacy of traffic signals, signage and road markings;

4) The level of responsiveness to road maintenance issues in the ACT and the extent of maintenance backlogs;

5) Technical and structural considerations including the role, and type of materials used in road maintenance in the ACT, with a focus on cost effectiveness, sustainability and their impact on road users;

6) The adequacy of traffic management during road maintenance in the ACT;

7) Administrative, budgetary, planning and procurement practices, including reporting structures, funding sources, investment and expenditure, oversight and accountability mechanisms, work health and safety compliance and the implementation of related territory and national specifications and standards;

8) The level and adequacy of engagement and communication with key stakeholders, with particular reference to road users; and

9) Any other relevant matter.

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Terms of reference PDF (107.1 KB)
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Submission 01 - Master Builders Association of the ACT PDF (892.5 KB)
Submission 02 - Paul Coleman PDF (4.9 MB)
Submission 03 - Yarralumla Residents Association PDF (5.1 MB)
Submission 04 - ACT Government PDF (2.4 MB)
Submission 05 - Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT PDF (847.2 KB)
Submission 06 - John Barrie PDF (76.1 KB)
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Report 2 - Inquiry into the planning, management and delivery of road maintenance in the ACT PDF (136.5 KB) Word (85.0 KB)
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Media Release - Invitation for Public Submissions - Inquiry into the planning, management and delivery of road maintenance in the ACT PDF (135.8 KB) Word (208.5 KB)

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