Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (6 April) . .
MR BARR: Depending on the nature of the asset management arrangements that are entered into, the benefits can include more efficient street lighting at a lower cost with a higher level of repair and maintenance capability.
MR COE: I have a question for the Minister for Capital Metro. Minister, in the first paragraph of his review, Professor Vickerman states:
The review focuses on the broad approach to the Business Case, rather than an audit of the detailed data or values used.
Minister, why didn't you allow Professor Vickerman to access the detailed data and values used in the capital metro full business case?
MR CORBELL: The purpose of engaging Professor Vickerman, as well Professor Scrafton, was to ensure that the methodology applied in assessing the benefits and costs associated with the capital metro project were valid and robust. Both of those well-respected, independent academics have confirmed that the methodology applied by the government in developing the capital metro business case is best practice, consistent with Infrastructure Australia guidelines and consistent with best practice internationally.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.
MR COE: Minister, has there been an independent or peer review into the detailed data and values used in the capital metro full business case?
MR CORBELL: The business case has been prepared in accordance with best practice guidelines.
MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.
MR WALL: Minister, will you be releasing the detailed data in full for review by Professor Vickerman or other researchers?
MR CORBELL: The government has released all the information that we believe is appropriate in relation to the capital metro business case, which is much more than any other government has ever released for any PPP in Australia.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.
MR WALL: Minister, why did you not release the business case review when it was received and considered by cabinet?
MR CORBELL: The government reserves the right to release reports commissioned by it at times of its choosing.
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