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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3707..


(1) At the end of the March quarter new paths had been completed at Dalgleish Street Curtin and Carnegie Crescent Red Hill. Rehabilitation of existing paths had also been completed at various sites throughout Canberra;

(2) At the end of 2004-05, $615,917 had been spent on the "Community Paths' project. New paths had been completed at A' Beckett Street Watson, Dennis Street Garran, Groom Street Hughes, Wyselaskie Circuit Kambah, Kingsford Smith Drive Melba, Hopetoun Circuit Yarralumla and Damala Street Waramanga. Rehabilitation of additional paths has also been completed at various sites throughout Canberra;

(3) Only completed work had been paid for;

(4) $84,083 has been rolled into the 2005-06 financial year;

(5) Refer to (4);

(6) New paths have been completed at Mirrabei Drive Nicholls, Streeton Drive Weston, Waramanga Place Waramanga, Damala Street Waramanga and Haverfield Place McKellar;

(7) The ACT Government has provided a budget initiative of $1,995,000 over three years of an expansion of the footpath maintenance program within the ACT, particularly in older suburbs. None of this program has been expended yet. The ACT Government has also

provided $350,000 as part of the 'Sustainable Transport Initiatives' project in the 2005-06 Capital Works program for new footpaths and $18,238.07 of this budget has been expended; and

(8) The suburbs of Dickson, Kingston south of Wentworth Avenue, Griffith, Turner and Reid are expected to be treated under the Footpath Maintenance budget initiative this financial year subject to the amount of defects found in each suburb. The 'Sustainable Transport' project will fund the provision of a new path connecting Jennings Street and the North Curtin District Playing Fields.

Finance-capital expenditure

(Question No 581)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 26 August 2005:

(1) Where and what was delivered for the $46 000 of capital expenditure on "Neighbourhood improvements"as at the end of the March 2004-05 quarter;

(2) Was there any further expenditure on this project in the final quarter of 2004-05; if so, where and what was delivered for that expenditure and what was the total amount of expenditure as at the end of 2004-05;

(3) Why had only 5% of the budget allocated to "Neighbourhood improvements"been expended as at the end of the March 2004-05 quarter;

(4) What was the total amount rolled over for this project into the 2005-06 financial year;

(5) If there is no rolled over amount, why not;


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