Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1589..
process include an assumption that the southern terminus would be on Northbourne Avenue? If not, what was articulated to the tenderers?
MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Doszpot for his question. The development of a light rail master plan is subject to consideration by the cabinet, and I am not in a position at this time to disclose the details of that consideration. The government will make further announcements in due course.
MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.
MR DOSZPOT: Minister, who produced the potential future light rail network as presented in capital metro project update 3?
MR CORBELL: An outline of the possible routes that are being considered in the light rail master plan was released as part of the government's announcement of the commissioning of tender of that work. That was produced by my directorate.
MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.
MR COE: Minister, were tenderers asked to submit tenders based on the future light rail network as presented in the capital metro project update 3?
MR CORBELL: The tenderers have been asked to perform their work consistent with the tender documents.
MR COE: Minister, did the contract for the master plan include developing benefit-cost ratios for those routes?
MR CORBELL: The work associated with the light rail master plan is set out in the tender documents.
MRS JONES: My question is to the Minister for Health. The Productivity Commission report on government services 2001-02 showed that the ACT exceeded or met the national average for emergency department waiting times in all categories except category 5. However, the Productivity Commission report of 2014 shows that the ACT failed to meet the national average for emergency department waiting times in any of the five categories during 2012-13, and the last AIHW shows Canberra has the longest ED waiting times in the country. Minister, why has the performance of Canberra emergency departments under this government deteriorated so badly for so long?
MS GALLAGHER: I welcome the question on emergency department care and the extremely high standard of care that is available for the residents of the ACT and surrounding New South Wales when they present to the emergency department. I have just been looking at some of the detailed analysis, because I am holding a roundtable on the emergency department matters.
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