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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (16 September) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Dr Bourke.

DR BOURKE: Minister, what are the next steps for this project?

MR CORBELL: The next steps are to progress to the procurement phase. On 31 October, we will open the EOI process. Industry will be forming consortia both before and during that stage, and there will be an opportunity for them to lodge their interest through that EOI process until late December. Submissions will then be assessed in the first quarter of 2015, and a minimum of two consortia will be short-listed. Those short-listed consortia will prepare their detailed formal proposals throughout the remainder of 2015. The contract negotiations with the selected tenderer will occur at the beginning of 2016. We expect financial close also around that time, the beginning of 2016. And those contract negotiations with the selected tenderer will see the contract commence in the first half of 2016.

This is a very important time frame, one that the government set out clearly at the beginning of its parliamentary term and one that we are pleased we are able to demonstrate and deliver commitment on so that we will meet the time frame set out in our agreements for the purposes of forming government, including commencing construction in the second half of 2016.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Legislative Assembly (Members' Superannuation) Act, pursuant to section 11A—Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board—Annual Report 2013-2014, dated 18 August 2014.

Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act, pursuant to subsection 20(2)—Independent Reviewer—Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2014, prepared by—

Derek Volker—1 January to 11 February 2014, dated 11 February 2014.

Prof Dennis Pearce—12 February to 30 June 2014, dated 18 August 2014.

Ethics and Integrity Adviser for Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, pursuant to Continuing Resolution 6A of the Assembly of 10 April 2008, as amended 21 August 2008—Report for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, dated 18 August 2013.

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Appropriation Bill 2014-2015, dated 18 August 2014.

Territory and Municipal Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, dated 18 August 2014.

Estimates 2014-2015—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2014-2015 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2014-2015 (3 volumes)—Correspondence from the Minister for Corrective Services to the Speaker, dated 13 August 2014, concerning an error in volume 1.

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