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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 3 Hansard (9 April) . . Page.. 847..


MRS JONES: Minister, what assurances can you provide to the Woden club that the refurbished Woden oval will be completed and available for their use in the 2015 season?

MR BARR: The works are scheduled for completion in July of 2014. They are well underway. Pending major issues, such as if it rained continuously for six months which might delay the completion of the works, the advice I have is that they are scheduled for completion in July of 2014. I think that will give an ample buffer for the 2015 season.

Roads—speed and red light cameras

MR WALL: My question is to the minister for justice and community safety. Minister, last month the Auditor-General released her report into the ACT speed camera system. In relation to the government's $1.63 million point-to-point camera system she said:

... the initial value for money of the point-to-point system pilot compared to alternative systems is likely to have been compromised by changes to the lengths of the two installations. This did not prompt further discussion ... about the value for money of the point-to-point pilot when it would have been reasonable to have done so.

Minister, why did the government not consider the value for money of point-to-point speed cameras before implementing them?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Wall for his question. The answer to his question is that the government did consider value-for-money propositions at the time that a decision was taken to budget fund these projects.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, does the government still intend to install more point-to-point cameras across Canberra?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Wall for his supplementary. The government has not yet taken a decision as to whether or not to continue with point-to-point camera installation at new sites. The government is currently giving consideration to its response to the matters raised by the Auditor-General.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, will the government consider the value for money of point-to-point cameras before installing additional ones?

MR CORBELL: The government has had regard to value for money questions in the past in relation to these projects and will continue to do so into the future.


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