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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3038..


Roads—Barton highway bridge collapse (Question No 2375)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

What was the cost to the Territory for the Barton Highway bridge collapse.

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

Costs were recovered through insurance and no additional costs were incurred by the Territory as a result of the Barton Highway bridge collapse.

Roads—expenditure (Question No 2378)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) What portion of the overall capital budget is spent on road infrastructure.

(2) What portion of the overall recurrent budget is spent on road maintenance.

(3) For the amounts referred to in parts (1) and (2), what portion is spent on (a) Government administration and (b) external contractors.

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

(1) $175.6 million of the new capital works funding provided in the 2011-12 TAMS budget (including capital upgrades) is related to roads and associated infrastructure.

(2) $14.2 million of funding is allocated for expenditure on road maintenance in 2011-12.

(3) (part 1) Capital Works projects consist of the following types of expenses:

Administration:

* Shared Services Procurement costs;

* internal salary costs;

* employment agencies costs;

* training levy costs;

* insurance costs;

* development approval costs; and

* permit costs.

Other predominately external expenses:

* superintendent costs;

* site preparation and remediation costs;

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