Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (12 April) . .
Light rail—infrastructure damage
(Question No 1005)
Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:
(1) Since work related to the construction of Light Rail Stage 1 has commenced, what (a) is the number of occasions other infrastructure, such as gas, electrical, water and telecommunications infrastructure, has been damaged during the construction, (b) type of infrastructure was damaged during the construction process and (c) was the total cost to repair damaged infrastructure.
(2) Since the work associated with the construction of Light Rail Stage 1 has commenced how many (a) occupational health and safety (OHS) incidents have been logged, (b) workers reported an injury following an OHS incident, (c) OHS incidents resulted in workers' compensation claims being lodged, (d) work days were lost due to OHS incidents and (e) OHS incidents involved electrical shocks to workers.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) The table below identifies the type of infrastructure that has been damaged since the commencement of the Light Rail project.
Costs for rectification of any damage to utility infrastructure is borne by the contractor under the total cost of the project.
Traffic Light LV
Street Light LV
Number of Occasions
(2) The table below identifies the number of OHS incidents, injuries reported, compensation claims and work days lost that have occurred since the commencement of the Light Rail project. The reported injuries capture medical treatment at a medical provider or hospital and alternate work injuries, where a worker due to the injury could not perform his/her normal task. First aid treatments on site have not been included but are included in the number of OHS Incidents. The Project has initiated a project wide stoppage of production to review safety incidents and reset safety on two occasions that resulted in three no-production days.
No of OHS Incidents (including near misses)
No of Injuries reported (Medical treated & Alternate Work)
No of Workers Compensation Claims
No of Work days Lost (Lost Time Injury) Estimate
No of Electric Shocks
ACTION bus service—free services
(Question No 1006)
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