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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1526..


(3) As at 31 March 2003, a sum of $64,000 has been expended against the design review and the preparation and processing of tenders.

(4) The construction on site is expected to commence in May 2003 and the expenditure in 2002/03 will be of the order of $200, 000. The balance funds of $2.2m will need to be rolled over into 2003/04. The construction is expected to be completed in October 2003 so that Stage 2 works could commence straight after to have the new disposal trench commissioned by March 2004.


This project cannot be withdrawn because the new disposal trench should be made available by March 2004 to ensure continued garbage disposal in the ACT.

(5) It is expected that the $2.4m will be spent on the provision of Mugga Lane Landfill Disposal Trench.

Street lighting

(Question No 599)

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

In relation to street lighting:

(1) $150,000 was allocated to street lighting in the 2002-03 budget as at 31 December 2002 none of that had been expended, why is this so;

(2) Have any funds been expended on this project since 31 December, if so where has work been undertaken;

(3) What streets (and in what suburbs) are on the list for this project;

(4) This project had various start dates and the entire project is scheduled for completion in June 2003. Will the entire $150,000 be expended on street lighting this financial year or will some be rolled over into next financial year;

(5) If an amount is to be rolled over are you aware of what that amount will be.

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

(1) The funds from this project were allocated for lighting at Margaret Timpson Park at Belconnen. The design of the lighting was delayed in order to resolve issues relating to the Belconnen Town Centre Public Domain Manual including the style of column and luminaire to be used.

(2) In February 2003, ActewAGL were engaged to undertake the replacement of the public lighting in Margaret Timpson Park and the adjoining pedestrian spine between Benjamin Way and Emu Bank. Construction work has commenced and should be completed in June this year.


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