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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3556 ..


I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I present to the Assembly the June quarter capital works progress report for the territory. The 2017-18 budget committed to a capital works program with just a tad over $1 billion of available funding for expenditure. The government has delivered $657 million worth of capital investment: $558 million on infrastructure development and $99 million on information communications technology and plant and equipment. This included $132 million spent on new works and $525 million spent on works in progress.

The report being tabled today outlines the significant milestones delivered during the June quarter. In relation to better roads for Gungahlin, the Horse Park Drive duplication has reached physical completion, and the Majura Parkway to Majura Road link road has reached physical completion. In relation to the nurse-led walk-in centres, overall project delivery has reached 82 per cent of completion. The Gungahlin walk-in centre commenced construction in February 2018 and reached 95 per cent completion at the end of the June quarter. Handover of the building is expected in September of 2018. Work continues to progress the Weston Creek walk-in centre. In relation to the University of Canberra public hospital car park, the project has reached physical completion.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—review of opioid replacement program

Findings of death of Steven Freeman

Papers and statement by minister

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (3.32): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Alexander Maconochie Centre—Review of the Opioid Replacement Treatment Program—Report of the ACT Health Services Commissioner—Government response, dated 23 August 2018.

Coroner's Report—Findings of Death of Steven Freeman—Government response.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Ngunnawal people. I acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and region.


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