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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3659..


Roads-black spot programs

(Question No 504)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2005:

(1) In relation to the additional Commonwealth funding of $75 700 received for the Road Safety Black Spot Program and $15 700 received for the Interstate Road Transport Program as adjusted for the 2004-05 appropriation and approved by the Treasurer on 29 June 2005, what was/is this additional funding for each program to be used for and what is the breakdown of program expenditures within the additional funding;

(2) When will these programs be fully expended and does the Minister expect ongoing Commonwealth funding for the continuation of any of these programs; if so, what ongoing funding will be provided and which programs will continue under this funding.

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

(1) No overall increase was received in the ACT Black Spot Road Safety (BSP) funding from the Commonwealth in 2004/05. The $75,700 was an adjustment in appropriation approved by the Treasurer to accommodate authorisation for work commenced during 2004/05 and completed in 2005/06 financial years.

With regard to the additional $15,700 received for the Interstate Road Transport Program (IRT), this funding was used for the Heavy Vehicle Route maintenance program.

(2) The 2004/05 funding allocation for both programs is fully expended. It is a matter for the Commonwealth Government to determine whether these programs continue.

Disasters-mitigation funding

(Question No 505)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2005:

(1) In relation to the $762 200 received in Commonwealth funding for the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program as adjusted for the 2004-05 appropriation and approved by the Treasurer on 29 June 2005, what was/is this funding to be used for and what is the breakdown of program expenditures within the $762 200;

(2) When will these programs be fully expended and does the Minister expect ongoing Commonwealth funding for the continuation of any of these programs; if so, what ongoing funding will be provided and which programs will continue under this funding.

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

(1) The Natural Disaster Mitigation Programme (NDMP) is a national programme aimed at identifying and addressing natural disaster risk priorities across the Nation. The Department of Urban Services has undertaken activities through this programme to reduce the affect of bushfires in the following areas:


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