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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2704..


(2) The Federal Budget allocation of Black Spot funding for the ACT is $602,000 per annum for the four years from 2002/03 through to 2005/06.

(3) The sites being investigated for improvement in 2003/04 are:

- the intersection of King Edward Terrace/Administration Place in Parkes

- the intersection of Mawson Drive/Yamba Drive in Mawson

- the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive/Palmer Street in Garran

Which of these three intersections are to be improved during this financial year is yet to be determined. The process of determination is as follows:

- Roads ACT investigates the options for improvement of the project sites and costs these options

- the projects are then checked against the criteria for Federal Black Spot funding before being nominated as Black Spots. Sites require a proven crash history and must be able to demonstrate a benefit to cost ratio of at least 2 to be eligible

- the ACT Black Spot Consultative Committee meets to discuss and consider the projects nominated and recommend how the available funding is to be allocated

- Roads ACT applies to the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services for ACT Black Spot funding under the Federal Road Safety Black Spot program for the project(s) recommended by the ACT Black Spot Consultative Committee

- the Federal Minister for Transport approves the project(s) as Black Spots and the funding for them

(4) The projected time frame for implementation of safety improvements at the sites being investigated for improvement in 2003/04 is dependant on the cost of the recommended improvements which is still to be determined, and the availability of funding. However these projects are progressed as rapidly as possible, and often the ACT Government has partially funded them (like the joint funding of the Cotter Road/McCulloch Street project) to expedite the process.

Grey water customers

(Question No 787)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to grey water:

(1) How many customers does ActewAGL currently have for grey water;

(2) Of these customers are (a) residential or (b) business;

(3) Are there extra charges related to grey water, if so, what are they;

(4) What is the average amount of water a household would save per year by using a grey water system hooked up by ActewAGL; and

(5) How much would it cost a resident to hook up to ActewAGL's grey water network and is that currently possible or is it still under trial.

Mr Quinlan

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


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