Territory and Municipal Services are looking for public feedback on the stepping stones over Ginninderra Creek:
“The stepping stones have provided local residents with a means to cross Ginninderra Creek since 1993 when Umbagong District Park opened,” Mr Gill said. “A footbridge is also available further up the river near a playground and barbeque area for people to cross.
“Unfortunately during significant wet weather events the crossing becomes flooded and is not safe to use the stepping stones. Some residents have also raised concerns around the general accessibility of the stepping stones. On the other hand, other residents are very fond of them and want them to remain.”
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Mr Gill said Roads ACT has met with residents and interested stakeholders on a number of occasions over the past year to discuss the stepping stones.
“In response to feedback from the community, Roads ACT has commissioned an independent consultant to assess the safety of the existing stepping stone crossing and recommend future options.
“These options include erecting improved warning signage on the approaches to the stepping stones, removing the stepping stones, constructing a low level crossing, constructing a bridge, or making no change to the current arrangements.