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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3613..


Woden police station

(Question No 1622)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 29 June 2004:

(1) What is the total amount of funds that have been expended to date on the Woden Police Station;

(2) What is the itemised list of the expenses at part (1);

(3) Was the expected completion date for this project in the (a) 2003-04 Budget papers March 2005, (b) December Quarterly Capital Works Progress Report 2003-04, June 2006 and (c) 2004-05 Budget papers, June 2005; if so, what is the correct expected completion date for this project;

(4) Why was there such a large discrepancy in the Capital Works Progress Report completion date and the 2004-05 Budget Papers expected completion date.

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

(1) Total funds expended to date on the new Woden Police Station are $433,459.17.

(2)

Itemised list of expenditure to date is:

Strategic Options Workshop

$

6,380.00

Studies, Design & Documentation Fees:

$

Cost planning consultant

$

7,947.00

Project development studies

$

11,143.00

Develop preliminary and final sketch plans

$

161,315.00

Develop final design and Tender documentation

$

169,515.50

Production of architectural perspective for consultation

$

2,200.00

Statutory Fees

$

2,958.67

Construction Costs

$

Nil

Project Management Fees

$

72,000.00

Total:

$

$433,459.17

(3) Current practical completion date is July 2005 comprising the following timeline:

Tender advertised:

26 June 2004

Tender closes:

22 July 2004

Award of contract expected:

August 2004

Contractor due to start within 14 days of award

Construction period (44 weeks):

June 2005

Allowance for weather/delays:

2 weeks

Practical completion forecast:

July 2005

(4) The difference in the Capital Works Progress Report completion date was due to delays during the community consultation and planning process. There were issues with the design and siting requirements for the station given the location was adjacent to the floodway and proximity to a major sewerage trunk main, until these issues were resolved


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