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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3260..

(3) Insurance claim data is maintained on the basis of a claim year period commencing 28 September. For the period 28 September 2002 to 27 September 2003 there were 407 vehicles involved in collisions. There were 232 vehicles within the period 28 September 2003 to date.

(4) The net costs to the Territory (total repair costs less payments received due to third party fault) for the two periods were $1,019,074 and $383,470.

These amounts do not include amounts for repairs below the excess applicable for claims, the costs of which are borne directly by the lessee. The amounts do not incorporate instances where damage is not repaired, and the vehicle is repaired at lease end as excess wear and tear. Consolidated information is not readily available.

(5) Yes. A driver training program has been in place since 2001 and monthly courses are offered to drivers. Courses are structured around 5 - 8 people to ensure maximum involvement, and can be tailored to particular needs.

Cotter Road bridge

(Question No 1560)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 25 May 2004:

(1) Was the Cotter Road Bridge upgrade (Uninsured Works) originally scheduled for completion in December 2003;

(2) Was a new completion date of January 2004 reported in the December quarterly Capital Works progress report;

(3) Was there still an outstanding authorisation of $96 000 for this project as at the end of December;

(4) Has this project now been completed;

(5) If not, when will it be completed and what is the delay in finalising this project; if so, when was it completed and what was the total expenditure for the project.

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

(1) The original completion date published in the 2003-04 Budget Papers was December 2003.

(2) Yes.

(3) At the end of December 2004 there was $96,000 outstanding authorisation, which was fully expended in January 2004.

(4) The project was physically complete in January 2004 and settlement with the Territory's insurers is imminent.


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