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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 15 Hansard (15 December) . . Page.. 4973..

Answers to questions

Telecommunications projects

(Question No 534)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 24 August 2005:

(1) Across each of the purchasing agreements for (a) Firelink, (b) Plumtree Portal, (c) Trunk Radio Network (TRN) towers and equipment, (d) communications vehicles, (e) communications equipment, (f) computer aided dispatch, (g) broadband data links to emergency services bureau, suburban and volunteer stations, (h) commitment to aerial fire fighting strategy and (i) command and control capability for bushfire and emergency service, when was the funding appropriated for each of these projects;

(2) How much has been (a) appropriated and (b) expended to date, for each project;

(3) Which projects have now been fully expended;

(4) Which projects have (a) exceeded the appropriation and (b) been completed under appropriation to date;

(5) When did (a) each of these projects go to tender and (b) the tender for each project close;

(6) How many tender submissions were received on each of the above projects;

(7) For each project, if the tender has been let, when does the acquisition come on line;

(8) For each project, if the tender has not been let, when will it be let.

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


(a) - (c)

New Radio Project

Capital - 2003/04 (over four years)

Recurrent - 2004/05 (over four years)


Remote Area Communication Radio Vehicle (singular)

2003/04 - funded over four year period


Question is not specific, radio project included a provision for communications equipment.


Initial appropriation of 1999/2000 (over four years), plus additional appropriations in 2002/03 (over four years) & 2003/04 (over four years)


2003/04 (over four years)


2003/04 (over four years)


2003/04 (over four years)




$23.668m Capital, $14.459m Recurrent


$0.258m Capital, $0.072m Recurrent


Part of Radio Project


$2.850m Capital, $3.648 Recurrent


$0.229m Capital, $1.789m Recurrent


$3.098m Recurrent


$0.853m Recurrent

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