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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3048..


Roads—resurfacing (Question No 2395)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) In relation to the 2011-2012 Budget Paper No. 4, page 73 - Output 1.2, what was the actual percentage of territorial and municipal roads resurfaced for the past three financial years.

(2) What were the costs incurred to undertake this work for each of the past three financial years.

(3) On what basis was the current resurfacing target set, that is, what modelling was undertaken.

(4) What is the expected average time before a road would need to be resurfaced again, that is, how many years, based on the materials currently used in road resurfacing.

(5) What modelling has the Directorate undertaken with respect to the roads resurfacing program to determine (a) whether there are alternative materials that could be used, that would increase the number of years before a road would need to again be resurfaced, (b) what additional costs would be incurred on an annual basis to use more expensive materials in road resurfacing (by type of material) and (c) what are the projected savings that would be made on an annualised basis by using materials in road resurfacing that would increase the number of years before a road would need to again be resurfaced, taking into account the need to maintain roads in a good condition.

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

(1) The actual percentage of territorial and municipal roads resurfaced during the last three financial years are as detailed in the table below.

% Resurfaced 2011/12 as at March 2012 2010/11 2009/10 Territorial 2.8% 5.7% 4.6% Municipal 3% 2% 2.9%

(2) The costs incurred to undertake this work were as follows.

Cost of resurfacing 2011/12 as at March 2012 2010/11 2009/10 Territorial $4,797,000 $6,994,000 $5,979,000 Municipal $3,493 $3,984 $4,218

(3) The targets were most recently reviewed and modelled during the preparation of the Roads ACT Strategic Asset Management Plan 2010 - 2012 (AMP). The AMP in considering the planned maintenance plan for roads addressed such factors as level of service, road surface age, costs and network sustainability.


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