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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1674..

(4) $25,000 has been spent as at 30 April 2007 - the remainder of funds are committed under contract.

(5) It is expected that the $0.340M allocated to the Building Refurbishment and Upgrades will remain substantially unspent as at 30 June 2007 due to the operational requirement of needing to delay the construction work.. It is expected that $0.155M will remain unspent on the Electrical Lift and Major Plant Upgrades as at 30 June 2007 but will be fully expended by 31 August 2007.

(6) The unspent funds are as a result of delays in commencing the two projects as detailed above - namely the priority need to complete the Sub-acute services building, operational management of decanting the Maternity Service and awaiting arrival of equipment needed for the Electrical Project.

ACT Health—capital works

(Question No 1593)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 3 May 2007:

(1) In relation to the program of new capital works for ACT Health, what planning has been undertaken for the (a) proposed Extra Car Parking project, (b) proposed Linear Accelerator Procurement and Replacement project and (c) four new departmental projects that are identified as Capital Upgrades;

(2) Are these projects progressing in accord with the timetable set out in the 2006-07 Budget papers;

(3) If there have been any delays with these projects, what (a) is the reason for these delays and (b) impact will these delays have on the proposed completion dates for the projects;

(4) What spending has been completed on each of these projects as at 30 April 2007;

(5) What spending, that had been approved for 2006-07, will remain unspent on each of these projects as at 30 June 2007;

(6) If any funds are expected to remain unspent on these projects, why.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The Yamba Drive Car Parking project is the result of a detailed car parking and traffic survey of the TCH campus which looked at current and future growth needs. The study was undertaken by Cardno Young on behalf of ACT Health.

(b) The Linear Accelerator Procurement and Replacement project follows on from detailed feasibility planning that took into consideration current and future demand for radiation oncology services for Canberra and the surrounding service catchment area. Aurora Projects performed the feasibility planing on behalf of ACT Health.

(c) The four new departmental projects that are identified as Capital Upgrades are actually groupings of projects that fall within four sub categories of the Capital Upgrade funding as identified on page 171 of budget paper No. 4. Recurrent funding

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