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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 402..


(3) The anticipated completion date for both is March 2004. Tenders have been finalised and fabrication of the boilers is underway.

Cotter River bridge

(Question No 1184)

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

In relation to the Cotter River bridge:

(1) $100 000 was allocated for this project in the 2003-04 budget and $0 was spent in the first quarter. Is this project still on schedule to be completed in February 2004, given that no expenditure has taken place to date;

(2) What works are actually scheduled as part of this project;

(3) If no to (1) what is the new completion date and what has been the delay in beginning works.

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

(1) The upgrade of Cotter Road Bridge currently under construction will cost $0.5 million. $0.4 million of this amount has been recovered from insurance, while $0.1 million will be funded by the 2003/4 ACT Capital Works program allocation. All costs incurred to date for the bridge reconstruction, due for completion by the end of January 2004 have been covered by the insurance funds.

(2) The $100,000 will enable a concrete deck to be provided for the new bridge rather than a timber deck, a feature of the destroyed bridge.

(3) The new bridge is currently scheduled to be opened by the end of January 2004.

Cotter Road-McCulloch Street intersection

(Question No 1185)

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

In relation to Road Safety Improvements

(1) What works are scheduled to take place as part of this project listed as capital works in the 2003-04 budget;

(2) $300 000 was allocated for this project but $0 had been spent at the end of the first quarter. Is this project still on schedule to be completed this month given that no money had been spent at the end of the first quarter.

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


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