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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 2021..


Roads—pot holes (Question No 2125)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 March 2012:

(1) How many pot holes were identified for repair, by suburb, from 1 July 2011 to date.

(2) How many pot holes referred to in part (1) have been repaired.

(3) What is the average time taken to repair potholes referred to in part (1).

(4) What was the total cost to repair the pot holes referred to in part (1).

(5) How many Territory and Municipal Services Directorate employees are/were employed specifically to work on road repairs such as pot holes (a) currently, (b) in June 2011, (c) in January 2011, (d) in June 2010 and (e) in January 2010.

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

(1) Approximately 3930 potholes have been identified from 1 July 2011 to date. Data is not available to classify these by suburb.

(2) 3830 potholes have been repaired from 1 July 2011 to date, 100 potholes are currently being addressed.

(3) The average total labour time costed per pothole is around 0.75 person hours.

(4) $167,265.

(5) (a) 28 Territory and Municipal Services Directorate employees are employed specifically to work on routine road maintenance activities. Depending on workload at any given time, at least two, and up to 20, of these employees are engaged in patching potholes. The same resourcing level has been applied to these activities in (b) June 2011, (c) January 2011, (d) June 2010 and (e) January 2010.

Government—printing costs (Question No 2126)

Mr Coe asked the Deputy Chief Minister, upon notice, on 21 March 2012:

(1) What printing has been authorised and undertaken by the Minister's office since he became Deputy Chief Minister by (a) name of publication and (b) month published.

(2) What was the total cost of the printed material referred to in part (1).

(3) Who approved the content of the printed material referred to in part (1).

(4) Who was the invoice made out to for each item referred to in part (1).


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