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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 371..

(2) The two schools benefiting from the works are Lyneham High School and Dickson College. The works being undertaken at each school includes toilet upgrades, improvements to fire, security and lighting systems, painting and replacement of floor coverings. Also the Antill Theatre at Dickson College is being extended and the home science rooms at Lyneham High School are being upgraded.

(3) The budget has not been revised down by $706 000.

(4) The balance of the project authorisation of $1.206 million will be expended this financial year on Lyneham High School and Dickson College. Work at these schools is scheduled for completion in February 2004.

Gungahlin school-capital works

(Question No 1132)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 26 November 2003:

In relation to capital works expenditure for the Gungahlin Primary and High Schools:

(1) What work remains to be completed on the Gungahlin Primary School with the outstanding authorisation of $8 621 000;

(2) Why was there an underspend of $1 679 00 for the allocation in 2002-03 and does this mean the primary school project is behind schedule;

(3) What has been delivered for the $200 000 expended to date on the Gungahlin High School;

(4) Why was there an underspend of $300 000 on the Gungahlin High School in 2002-03;

(5) What works remain to be completed with the $19 755 000 outstanding authorisation for the high school project.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) Work remaining on the Gungahlin Primary School, as at 30 June 2003, was the bulk of the building construction, internal fit out and landscape works. Works remaining as at 1 December 2003 are some internal painting, joinery fit out, some floor coverings, final installation of services to the internal areas of the buildings and the balance of landscape planting.

(2) The underspend in 2002-03 was due to project slippages. Gungahlin Primary School is currently on target to be handed over on 19 January 2004, ready for the commencement of the 2004 school year.

(3) The $200 000 spent in 2002-03 on Gungahlin High School was for design, planning and documentation work.

(4) Delays in the design of the high school resulted in an underspend in 2002-03 of $300 000. These funds were rolled over to 2003-04.

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