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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 394..


Majura Road (Question No 386)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to funding for the upgrade of Majura Road:

Has any funding been cut from the budget of this particular project;

If so, could you explain why;

If not, in Budget paper 3, 2002-03, page 203, it says that the Majura Road upgrade is a $3.5 million project, how do you explain the discrepancy of $0.3 million with a recent press release from your office promoting the road as a $3.2 million project;

Are there any other road works as part of the Traffic Congestion and Road Safety Improvement Program in the 2002-03 Budget that have not commenced as of 17 February 2003;

If there are outstanding works, could a list of those works that have not commenced be provided along with funding allocations.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

There has been no funding cut to the $3.5 million funding of this particular project.

There have been no funding cuts.

Budget paper 3, 2002-03 page 203 says the project value of this project is $3.5 million. This consists of $0.3 million for forward design in Budget paper 4 (2000-01) page 180 and $3.2 million for construction in Budget paper 4 (2002-03) page 192. The recent media report relates to the $3.2 million for construction.

All other Traffic Congestion and Road Safety Improvement Program projects identified for construction in the 2002/3 have either commenced construction or are in the final stages of design and or tendering processes.

Projects still in the design phase include; Gungahlin Drive Extension, Caswell Drive and Glenloch Interchange upgrade, Fairbairn Avenue upgrade, and Barry Drive Clunies Ross upgrade. The funding allocations for these projects are listed in Budget Paper 4, 2002-2003 page 191.


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