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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . .

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Egress from Crace is markedly improved with no complaints from the residents of this estate received following completion of the intersection improvements.

Transport—light rail (Question No 862)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 1 December 2017:

(1) Could the Minister advise, since the beginning of the 2017-18 financial year, the total number of employees dedicated to public relations, communications or media related functions for Stage One of the light rail project.

(2) What has been the total number of employees dedicated to public relations, communications or media related functions for Stage Two of the light rail project since the beginning of the 2017-18 financial year.

(3) What has been the total salary expenditure for employees dedicated to public relations functions, communications or media related functions for Stage One of the light rail project since the beginning of the 2017-18 financial year.

(4) What has been the total salary expenditure for employees dedicated to public relations functions, communications or media related functions for Stage Two of the light rail project since the beginning of the 2017-18 financial year.

(5) Can the Minister list any external organisations contracted to advise on or undertake public relations functions, communications, design or media related functions for either Stage One or Stage Two of the light rail project from 1 July 2017, including those organisations with an ongoing contract as at 1 July 2017.

(6) In relation to part (5), can the Minister provide (a) value and duration of the contract, (b) costs paid to date and (c) purpose of the contract.

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

(1) There are seven employee roles for performance of duties across Stages 1 and 2 of the Light Rail project in public relations, communications and media related functions. One of the roles is not dedicated solely to light rail, that is, it spends time on other TCCS communications.

(2) See above.

(3) The total salary expenditure for employees in public relations functions, communications or media related functions for Stages 1 and 2 of the light rail project since the beginning of the 2017-18 financial year is $363,480. Note that these roles have not been filled for this whole period.

(4) See above.

(5) There have been two external organisation contracted to advise on or undertake public relations functions, communications, design or media related functions for either Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the light rail project, either "from 1 July 2017" or with "an


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