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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1842..


How many of these residents were from:

Belconnen;

Gungahlin;

Tuggeranong;

Inner North; and

Inner South.

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

3520;

(a) 924; (b) 173; (c) 784; (d) 677; (e) 304. (Applicants' most recent contact addresses were used to obtain this data. The total from these areas does not equal 3520 because residents from outside the ACT and those areas within ACT not within the defined regions above, have been excluded.)

Transport-light rail

(Question No 652)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to light rail:

How much of the $300,000, allocated in the 2002-03 Budget for the Sustainable Transport Strategy has specifically been spent on the component of light rail.

How much of the $300,000 for sustainable transport has been expended in total as at 30 April 2003, and what will the remainder of funds be expended on.

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

The $300,000 allocated in the 2002-03 budget has been spread across several projects to deliver the ACT's Sustainable Transport Plan. These projects include:

The Public Transport Futures Feasibility Study (PTFFS);

Transport Cost Study;

Transport Elasticity Study; and

Sustainable Transport Plan Development.

Additional funding from PALM and DUS was also directed towards components of the Sustainable Transport Program.


The Public Transport Futures Feasibility Study, which is the major study undertaken as part of the overall program has included an investigation of light rail transit along with other options, as one of its main outputs. The total cost of this study is $260,953. About 70% of the funds for the PTFFS has been spent to date and the balance is fully committed.


Whilst it is not possible to identify a specific amount spent on the light rail element the entire investigation will be of value irrespective of the modal outcome (whether short or long term).


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