Residents plead with government to address dangerous suburban intersections


Canberra Liberals Leader and MLA for Kurrajong Elizabeth Lee is urging the Labor-Greens Government to address the long-held safety concerns of residents in Red Hill, Narrabundah and Griffith who have pleaded with the government to do something about the dangerous intersections in their area.

Ms Lee said she had received correspondence from a number of constituents, particularly parents from the local schools who are fearful of letting their children walk, cycle or scoot to school due to a number of dangerous intersections.

“The most dangerous locations appear to be the intersections at La Perouse Street and Carnegie Crescent and La Perouse and Dalrymple Streets,” said Ms Lee.

“These intersections are no longer fit for purpose. Traffic has significantly increased in the area and as a result, people are driving faster which is making it more dangerous for children to walk or cycle to school.

“This issue has been going on for some time now and I have been raising it with the government since last term.

“I have met with representatives from the local school communities, as well as many local residents and they are rightfully concerned.

“Recent deaths of peafowl in Narrabundah and Red Hill have highlighted the long-held concerns of locals about the traffic conditions and dangerous intersections in the area.

“Parents with children at the local schools are rightfully concerned that if these intersections are not fixed soon, their children’s safety will be at significant risk. But these concerns aren’t just held by parents.

“Older Canberrans who use mobility aids or walk the local streets are also concerned about their safety.

“Local residents have told me they have met with government officials and are sick of hearing about future plans; they want and need action now,” Ms Lee concluded.