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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 396..


sizeable wet weather the ovals have continued to be watered with the sprinkler system, making them extremely soggy under foot. Is this not a waste of water when the rain was sufficient for that day or those days.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The irrigation system records for Amaroo District Playing Fields have been examined and show that the systems is functioning correctly. Due to good rainfall in November of 71mm and December of 38mm, it has only been necessary to operate the system on a few occasions to maintain the appropriate soil moisture that is required to keep turf healthy. Irrigation records show that there has been no water wasted and that the system has responded appropriately to rainfall.

Horse Park Drive

(Question No 1175)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

(1) In the 2003-04 Budget Papers the completion date for Horsepark Drive from Katherine Avenue to the community precinct is June 2004. This completion date varies from the 2002-03 Capital Works progress report which indicates the completion date for this project is December 2003, while in the 2002-03 Budget Papers it is June 2003. What is the correct completion date for this project and is it running to schedule;

(2) What is the location of the community precinct discussed in (1);

(3) In the 2003-04 Budget Papers the completion date for Horsepark Drive from Katherine Avenue South to Katherine Avenue North is June 2004. This completion date varies from the 2002-03 Capital Works progress report, which indicates the completion date for this project is December 2003. What is the correct completion date for this project, is it running to schedule and why is this project not listed as new works in the 2002-03 Budget Papers;

(4) In the 2003-04 Budget Papers the completion date for Horsepark Drive from Gundaroo to the Federal Highway is June 2004. This completion date varies from the 2002-03 Capital Works progress report which indicates the completion date for this project is February 2004, while in the 2002-03 Budget Papers it is June 2003. What is the correct completion date for this project and is it running according to schedule.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The Horsepark Drive from Katherine Avenue (North) to community precinct was completed in March 2003.

(2) The community precinct is the area around the Amaroo Playing Fields.

(3) Horsepark Drive from Katherine Avenue South to Katherine Avenue North was completed in October 2003.

(4) Horsepark Drive from Gundaroo Drive to the Federal Highway will be completed in February 2004. The project was somewhat delayed from the dates mentioned in the


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