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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 15 Hansard (15 December) . . Page.. 4979..


(3) As the project was only physically completed in late November 2005 financial completion is yet to be resolved. The end of project financial estimates indicate that the remaining $221,000 is to be fully expended.

Development-Burnie Court site

(Question No 739)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 November 2005:

(1) Given that it has been reported that a sewerage problem was in the process of being rectified in the vicinity of the Freycinet building at the old Burnie Court site in Lyons as at 9 November 2005, and that in a letter to me dated 7 October 2005 the Minister advised that his Department had investigated the site and had not located a sewerage leak or problem, when was the sewerage problem that was in the process of being rectified on 9 November 2005 (a) identified and (b) repaired;

(2) Has this problem caused any problems for residents or prevented or delayed new residents from moving into the complex; if so, (a) what was the nature of the problem, (b) how long were residents inconvenienced by this problem and (c) when will/have they been able to reside fully in this complex without this sewerage problem;

(3) What was the cost of repairs for this sewerage problem;

(4) Has the problem been fully rectified or is there likely to be ongoing problems with sewerage in this area.

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

(1) The sewer services have been passed by the BEPCON plumbing inspectors. No problem has been identified on inspection.

(2) No.

(3) See (1) above.

(4) See (1) above.

Roads-glass panels

(Question No 740)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 15 November 2005:

(1) Further to a letter to the editor in The Canberra Times on 20 October 2005 entitled "Blinded by the light", have glass panels been installed at various points along Fairbairn Avenue; if so, why;

(2) Why were these glass panels installed when they blind motorists due to the reflection that is directed back towards the road at certain times throughout the day;


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