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(3) What has been the delay with this project;

(4) Why is the completion date for this project listed as June 2005 in both the 2003-04 and 2004-05 budget papers, but listed as December 2004 in the December Quarterly Capital Works Progress Report;

(5) When will this project be completed;

(6) What works will be involved in completing this project.

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

(1) Funds have been expended on consultation, design and investigation works for the project. These have been charged to an earlier authorisation for the project.

(2) $41,059 excluding GST has been charged to the Fairbairn Avenue Upgrade project to the end of June 2004.

(3) Delays have been caused by concerns expressed by sections of the community late in the design process. Issues raised included continued access to Creswell Street from Fairbairn Avenue and further community consultation was required to resolve this and other issues.

(4) The discrepancy arises because towards the end of 2003 it was anticipated that the project may be accelerated, however the additional community consultation required to address concerns has required revision to the original scheduled completion date.

(5) The project is scheduled for completion by June 2005.

(6) The project includes duplication of 200m of Fairbairn Avenue from Anzac Parade to Treloar Crescent, construction of a roundabout at Treloar Crescent to improve safety and access to the War Memorial, realignment of Fairbairn Avenue from Treloar Crescent to Jackson Street, right turn lanes to improve turning safety at Truscott Street and Mount Ainslie Drive, sound attenuation measures adjacent residences and two underpasses to improve accessibility across Campbell.

Breast check self-examination pad

(Question No 1610)

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

(1) Do any areas of the A.C.T. Health Department promote use of the Breast Check Breast Self Examination Pad;

(2) If so, (a) which areas and (b) for how long have they been promoting this product;

(3) If not, (a) why not and (b) will you consider asking the Department to promote the product.

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

(1) No. In line with National guidelines, ACT Health does not promote the use of this particular product nor promote the practice of breast self-examination.


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