Majura Parkway

Canberra Times: Stanhope eyes ACT funds for parkway

The 30 January 2010 edition of the Canberra Times is reporting that the ACT Government has revealed for the first time that it is willing to provide $125 million of the estimated cost to construct the Majura Parkway. It has also revealed that it wishes to redirect the $30 million allocated from Infrastructure Australia to fund the initial portion of the Majura Parkway to other road projects in Fyshwick. There are another seven infrastructure projects in the ACT government’s infrastructure wishlist pitched at Infrastructure Australia. The article has been reproduced berlow:

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Canberra Times: Fears Duntroon ovals to be annexed (Majura Parkway)

The 16 January 2010 Canberra Times reports that the Department of Defence has concerns that the alignment of the proposed $250 million Majura Parkway will annex and displace existing Duntroon ovals and create noise problems for residential areas. This issue reenfoces the concerns that the Council has already made with regard to the propsed alignment of the Majura Parkway. You can read related articles on the NCCC web site about the Majura Parkway by following this LINK. The article has been reproduced below:

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Canberra Times: Stanhope says fatality highlights road need

On 21 September 2009, Canberra Times journalist David Stockman, the Canberra Times police reporter, wrote a story with comments from the ACT Chief Minister insisting that the recent fatality was further justification of the need to expedite the building of the Majura Parkway. The North Canberra Community Council accepts that there is a need for the upgrade of the Road to Dual Carriageway for both safety and traffic capacity issues. However the council has rejected outright the need for the realignment of the road due to the severe environmental impacts this will have.

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New traffic pressures in North Canberra expected

Residents of inner north Canberra suburbs can expect a major increase in traffic in their suburbs unless new local traffic arrangements are developed. That was a key message delivered by Mr Tony Gill in his presentation to the North Canberra Community Council on 19 August. Mr Gill, Director of Roads ACT, outlined a number of major traffic developments that will affect North Canberra residents in different ways.

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Chronicle: Redundant by 2026 – $250 million traffic solution

The August 25 2009  edition of the  Chronicle ran a story written by Rebecca Thisleton reporting on the proceedings at the August meeting of the North Canberra Community Council where the Majura Parkway was discussed. Greens Member for Molonglo Shane Rattenbury said the Majura Parkway was the wrong starting point for easing traffic snarls in the inner north. “Somehow we’ve ended up locked into this vast, 100 kilometre-per-hour road, and I don’t understand why this has been the option selected when you could have the existing 80 kilometre-per-hour road duplicated, it would not require the millions and millions of dollars

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NCCC Submission in relation to the Majura Parkway Draft EIS

The North Canberra Community Council recently made a submission in response to the Majura Parkway Draft EIS. The NCCC submission included 7 key concerns and recommendations. [scribd id=18004173 key=key-1q9zxk0w6wg5ri8m6mlh] A full copy of the NCCC submission is also available for download in PDF format.

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Canberra Times: ACT on board to connect east coast

On the 14th of July, The Canberra Times ran an article reporting the ACT Government position on a very fast train (VFT) linking Canberra to other eastern seaboard cities. It appears that the Majura Parkway upgrade route has not been predicated on the real traffic and transportation needs but rather “pie in the sky” conceptual plans for a VFT route which are unlikely to see the light of day in the near or foreseeable future.

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Public information session regarding the Majura Parkway EIS (8 July 2009)

A public information session on the Majura Parkway Environmental Impact Study (EIS) will be held Wednesday, 8 July 2009 at the Dame Pattie Menzies House in Dickson from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The ACT Government has extended the public consultation period on the draft EIS by two weeks until 13 July 2009. Anyone with questions about the EIS or this significant infrastructure project is invited to attend the information session. Representatives from Roads ACT will be available to answer any questions and to explain this major infrastructure project.

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