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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 17 February 2005 2005) . . Page.. 641 ..


In relation to capital expenditure (a) directly from annual A.C.T. budgets and (b) by public sector authorities and corporations, what has been the amount of expenditure on capital items in (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02, (iii) 2002-03 and (iv) 2003-04;

What is the expected amount of capital expenditure in 2004-05;

What is total capital expenditure as a proportion of Gross State Product in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04 and (e) 2004-05;

How much was spent on (a) maintenance of existing and (b) new infrastructure in (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02, (iii) 2002-03 and (iv) 2003-04;

How much is expected to be spent on (a) maintenance of existing and (b) new infrastructure in 2004-05;

How much was or will be spent on (a) roads, (b) cycle paths, (c) bridges, (d) water reticulation system, (e) stormwater systems, (f) sewerage system, (g) public lighting, (h) gas reticulation system and (i) electricity distribution system in (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02, (iii) 2002-03, (iv) 2003-04 and (v) 2004-05.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The following amounts were spent on capital expenditure:

2000-01 $m

2001-02 $m

2002-03 $m

2003-04 $m

Agencies (other than PTE or TOC)

114.9

148.1

131.4

172.8

Territory Owned Corporations and PTEs

81.1

54.4

78.3

135.8

Total

196.0

202.5

209.7

308.6

The expected amount of capital expenditure in 2004-05 is available in the financial statements forming part of the 2004-05 Budget Papers, as well as the Pre-Election Budget Update tabled in the Legislative Assembly during September 2004. These publications are available on the Department of Treasury website;

Total capital expenditure as a proportion of Gross State Product was:

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05 (forecast)

Total Capital Expenditure as a proportion of GSP

1.5%

1.5%

1.4%

1.9%

2.5%

In relation to maintenance of existing infrastructure these details are available in the Whole of Government Consolidated Financial Statements as published by the Department of Treasury. Repairs and maintenance expenditure can be found in the break-up of administration costs.

In relation to the creation of new infrastructure it is my opinion that unreasonable resources would need to be devoted in order to provide a split between new infrastructure and other items;

New construction expenditure forms the largest component of total capital expenditure as reported in the 2004-05 Budget Papers (see answer to Question 2). It is my opinion that unreasonable resources would need to be devoted in order to provide a split between new


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