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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3278..


(3) Was the completion date for this project March 2004; if so, (a) was this deadline met, (b) when were the works completed, (c) was the entire budget expended and (d) what will the benefits of the new room be; if not, (a) when will this project be completed and (b) what has been the delay in completing this project.

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

(1) $10,000 had been expended to the end of December 2003. Design and approval services were delivered for this expenditure.

(2) Since 31 December 2003 a further $102,020 has been expended for the purpose of upgrading and separation of the existing makeshift examination room from the dog registration and garage areas. Upgrading of the existing Dog Pound waste water system was also undertaken as part of the works in order for it to comply with Australian Standards.

(3) The works were completed on 22 March 2004, which met the estimated completion date. The entire budget was expended. The benefits of the new room will allow for veterinary services to be delivered in a purpose built surgery, which is separate to other functional areas of the Dog Pound.

Health-psychiatric services

Question No 1611)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 24 June 2004:

(1) What is the breakdown of the $12,000 expended on the Refurbishment of Psychiatric Services as at 31 December last year;

(2) What, if any, additional funds have been expended on this project since that time and for what purpose;

(3) Was the original completion date listed for this project in the 2003-04 Budget Papers December 2003 and did the December Quarterly Capital Works Progress Report 2003-04 list the completion date as June 2004; if so, what is the correct completion date for this project;

(4) Why is there a discrepancy or change in the completion date times from the Budget Papers to the December Quarterly Capital Works Progress Report;

(5) Why is this project not listed in the 'works in progress' in 2004-05 Budget Paper No 4;

(6) Why has there been such a delay with this project.

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

(1) $7,755 was expended on demolition of parts of the High Dependency Unit Courtyard to reduce immediate risk of patient harm. The remainder of the expenditure was progress claims for architectural design services for the refurbishment of the Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU).


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