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(6) Has there been any other work on Orroral Valley campground between 1 January 2021 and present; if so, can the Minister provide details and breakdown of costs and hours worked.

(7) When will Canberrans be able to use the campground.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Orroral Valley Campground has been closed since March 2021 due to flooding damage to Orroral Road. The damage to Orroral Road Crossing (over Gudgenby River) and the access to Orroral Road from Boboyan Road was first observed in February 2020, following the major storm event that followed the long period of drought and the bushfires, bringing an unusually high debris load at this location. A subsequent storm in August 2020 exacerbated the damage to the crossing and temporary works to fix the access were implemented, while planning for a permanent remediation commenced. A further storm in March 2021 had some extreme peak flows that compromised the safety of the crossing and caused the closure of the road. This storm rendered the crossing unsafe and unfortunately also irreparably damaged the temporary works undertaken in 2020.

(2) The temporary bridge repairs to address the 2020 storm damage were completed in February 2021 for a cost of approximately $47,000, in addition to other ongoing management of the road closures totalling approximately $30,000.

(3) Orroral Road Crossing is currently being redesigned to cope better with the frequency and extremity of weather events. This design stage, which includes technical investigations, analysis and assessment of options, was completed in January 2022 at a cost of approximately $42,000. The construction cost is estimated to be in the order of $700,000.

(4) This information is not available.

(5) This information is not available.

(6) No major works have been undertaken at the Orroral Valley Campground between 1 January 2021 and present. Routine maintenance is undertaken at regular intervals to ensure the campground does not fall into a state of disrepair while access issues are resolved.

(7) Orroral Road Crossing and the access to Orroral Road from Boboyan Road is estimated to be reopened in mid-2022. The timeframes for restoring the crossing are indicative only and are subject to wet weather, and construction tender outcomes.

(Question No 661)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 11 February 2022:

(1) Can the Minister provide an update on the road works at Jabanungga Avenue and Tarra Place in Ngunnawal.

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