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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3796..


Road repairs

(Question No 886)

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

In relation to your media release of 7 March 2003 that 32 000 square metres of asphalt road repairs were to be undertaken and completed by end June 2003:

(1) If the reduction from 90 lane kilometres of territorial road maintenance to 52 lane kilometres is due to 'transferring part of the funding to other urgent works on community path maintenance, municipal roads maintenance, and other programs' what specifically are the 'other programs'.

(2) What is the total value of funding which has been transferred from territorial road maintenance to each of the other three categories of works listed at (1) above;

(3) How many lane kilometres and/or square metres (whichever is applicable) of maintenance for each of the three categories of works listed at (1) above were achieved for the amount of funding transferred from territorial road maintenance;

(4) Has the additional 820 square metres of community path maintenance which was achieved above the target of 18 000 been totally funded from the funds transferred from territorial road maintenance;

(5) Has the additional 1 lane kilometre of municipal road maintenance which was achieved above the target of 20 kilometres been totally funded from the funds transferred from territorial road maintenance;

(6) Does the amount of $6 168 759 shown as the cost of territorial roads maintenance include the funds transferred to the other three categories of works listed at (1) above.

Mr Wood

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

(1) The other programs are the Acton tunnel maintenance and street light maintenance;

(2) $631,295 has been re-allocated from original budget for territorial roads maintenance as follows:

- $360,700 to planned community path maintenance,

- $187,300 to planned municipal road maintenance, and

- $83,295 to Acton tunnel and street light maintenance.

(3) The 2002/03 cost for municipal planned maintenance is $1,247,300 as against the original $1,060,000 budget. A quantity of 21 lane km was achieved for the $1,247,300. Therefore, an additional 3 lane km approximately was achieved for the additional $187,300.

The 2002/03 cost for community path planned maintenance is $1,625,700 as against the original $1,265,000 budget. A quantity of 18,820 square metres was achieved for the $1,625,700. Therefore, an additional 4,175 square metres was achieved for the additional $360,700.

(4) The additional 820 square metres of community path maintenance is not a direct result of the total $360,700 transferred from territorial road maintenance. The output quantities are


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