Page 3434 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 October 2022

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completed by late January 2023.” Has work started on fixing the groundwater issues at Jabanungga.

MR STEEL: I am advised in relation to this matter there has been substantial subterranean water ingress into the road pavement in both Jabanungga Avenue and Tarra Place in Ngunnawal. The government has acted on this issue to both investigate the matter and make sure we have appropriate treatments being put in place that will address this address permanently. A tender for the rehabilitation works was advertised on 2 July and closed on 28 July. CB Excavations Proprietary Limited, which is a local contractor, has been appointed to undertake these rehabilitation works. Construction works are expected to commence early this month and take approximately three months to complete, taking into account we are in period of intermittent weather issues. We look forward to those works getting underway and being completed as soon as possible to ensure that pavement is restored in Ngunnawal.

MS CASTLEY: Minister, why has the construction time for this project been estimated to double from two months to four months, between those two questions on notice.

MR STEEL: I am happy to check the reasons why it has taken so long and to come back. It could be a range of different matters, potentially around procurement issues. I will come back to the Assembly and confirm what the differences are between those two dates Madam Speaker. The work will be getting underway with the contractor we have determined through the procurement process and I am looking forward to that pavement being restored. Hopefully it will deal with the long term issues arising from the water ingress into the pavement. We believe this has occurred through a natural source of water.

MR MILLIGAN: Minister, have any residents received reimbursements following investigations to their property.

MR STEEL: I am not exactly sure what Mr Milligan is getting at there. I am happy to take the question on notice and get a better understanding of what he is referring to and come back with any information I can in relation to it. We have been engaging with residents for some time in those streets. We most recently engaged with them through letterbox drop to let them know where things are at with the project, so they have the information they need about the works happening and they are confident we are getting on with the work of addressing this issue.

Ms Castley: On a point of order to the Minister, more with regard to properties—

MADAM SPEAKER: Is there a point of order?

Ms Castley: Yes.

MADAM SPEAKER: The point of order is?

Ms Castley: The point of order is that the question is about reimbursement to properties.

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