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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 405..

iv. install Direct Turnout Systems in all fire and ambulance stations;

v. train all operators; and

vi. test and commission the CAD system.

(4) The project is expected to be completed by 30 June 2004.

Woden police station

(Question No 1189)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on

11 December 2003:

In relation to Woden Police Station:

(1) In the September Quarterly Capital Works Progress Report the actual start date for the Woden Police Station project is June 2003. But the funding breakdowns show that $0 was actually spent on this project (excluding prior years expenditure) at the end of the first quarter for 2003-04. Why has no money been spent on this project when the start date was meant to be June 2003;

(2) What work has been undertaken on this project and are any further plans available;

(3) When does the Government see it may be able to advertise for tenders to undertake the work for the new Station;

(4) What planning approvals will the design for the Station have to go through before construction can start.

Mr Wood

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

(1) The Project activities commenced in June 2003 with the engagement of the design team following in July 2003. Expenditure has not been recorded as ACT Procurement Solutions have not yet invoiced the Department for the design team's services.

(2) The design team for the Woden Police Station was engaged by the Department in July 2003. A Development Application (DA) for the Police Station has recently been lodged. Progress to date includes the Preliminary Sketch Plans and the Final Sketch Plan documentation completed for lodgement of the DA.

(3) A contract was let for the design of the Police Station in July 2003 to Collins-Caddaye and Associates Pty. Ltd. Another contract for the construction of the Station will be let this financial year, subject to Development Application approval.

(4) This project will be subject to the same planning approval process as all private and government development. The design has been through the High Quality Sustainability Design process and will require Development Application approval and Building Certification.

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