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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4020..


(7) Has any of that funding been expended to date this financial year; if so, where did the upgrades take place;

(8) Is there a list of upgrades or a schedule of upgrades for the current financial year; if so, where are the sites of the planned upgrades.

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

(1) The majority of the work was carried out in the final quarter of 2004-05;

(2) $179,000 was expended in the 2004-05 financial year;

(3) The upgrades took place at Mary Potter Circuit/Haydon Drive Traffic Signals and the City Walk West Traffic Signal Upgrade;

(4) Refer to (2);

(5) $71,000 was rolled into 2005-06;

(6) $100,000 has been allocated in 2005-06 and $100,000 expenditure incurred to-date;

(7) Yes, Mary Potter Circuit/Haydon Drive Traffic Signals; and

(8) No, refer to (6) and (7).

Roads—capital expenditure

(Question No 580)

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

(1) In the March 2005 quarterly report on the capital works program for 2004-05, what is the reason for the project savings of $2 350 000 and $200 000 agreed to by Roads ACT for Neighbourhood improvements;

(2) What neighbourhoods and/or suburbs will be affected by the decisions not to undertake this spending on capital works;

(3) What are the details of the projects that will not be undertaken because of the decision not to undertake these capital works;

(4) Will these projects be included in a subsequent capital works program; if so, in which year; if not, why not.

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

(1) The funds were withdrawn from the Department of Urban Services capital works program, returned to consolidated revenues and were available for whole of government priorities;

(2) The identified Neighbourhood Improvement works for Deakin, Turner, O'Connor, Lyneham, Braddon, Dickson, Downer, Watson and Hackett, will now be addressed through the Capital Upgrade program;


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