Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 1 December 2022) . . Page.. 4215 ..
Questions without notice taken on notice
Mr Steel (in reply to a question by Mr Parton on Tuesday, 22 November 2022):
Repairs to Orroral Road are expected to commence in the coming weeks. These are preliminary works and involve temporary deflection of the river flow ahead of major works commencing in the new year.
Nationwide shortages and consequential extensive lead times in obtaining construction materials (particularly stormwater pipes) has affected the construction program. Ongoing inclement weather has also compromised site access, noting the limited rural access to the location.
Major works are expected be completed by the middle of 2023 (weather permitting).
We understand this has been frustrating for the community and appreciate the community’s patience as we continue to work through these challenges.
Canberra Hospital—Fetal Medicine Unit accreditation
Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question by Ms Castley on Wednesday, 23 November 2022):
No other staff have left the Fetal Medicine Unit.
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question by Mr Braddock on Wednesday, 23 November 2022):
In the district of Gungahlin, the draft District Strategy has considered the areas of Jacka Stage 2, Kenny, and the undeveloped portion of Taylor as greenfield sites for the purpose of calculating dwelling statistics.
In the district of Molonglo, the draft District Strategy has considered the additional stages for Whitlam and Denman Prospect, together with two proposed suburbs to the north of the Molonglo River and the proposed Molonglo Group centre area as greenfield sites.
Canberra Hospital—Respiratory Medicine Unit
Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Castley on Wednesday, 23 November 2022):
1) As of 31 October 2022, there were 2,663 patients waiting for an initial appointment with the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (DRSM). The below table details the average waiting time for each category.