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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 10 March 2005 2005) . . Page.. 956 ..


Will this project meet the June 2005 forecast for completion; if not, when will the project be completed;

How much has been expended on this project in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 to date;

How much is the project expected to have cost at forecast completion;

Will the cost of this project be under its forecast budget; if not, why not.

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

The Fairbairn Avenue upgrade construction works commenced in October 2004.

The project is expected to be completed in September 2005.

(a) $41,059 was expended in 2003-04 and (b) $3.6 million has been expended to date in 2004-05.

The project is expected to cost $9.7 million.

No, the cost for this project will exceed the forecast budget as contained in the 2004/5 Budget papers. This project only attracted two tenderers when public tenders were called in February 2004 reflecting the heated nature of the construction industry at the time. Both tenders exceeded the available budget and additional funding authorisation was necessary prior to the contract being let in September 2004.


Police force—off duty speeding fines(Question No 154)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:

Further to the response to question on notice No 23, how many police officers have been issued with or incurred Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) while on duty in the financial years 2003-04 and 2004-05 to date;

If police officers incur or are issued with TINs while on duty, are they subject to any disciplinary action by the AFP; if so, what disciplinary action can be taken;

If an off-duty police officer is pulled over for a traffic offence are they required to disclose that they are a police officer to the officer issuing the TIN;

Are officers who issue TINs to off-duty officers required to report that they have issued a TIN to an off-duty officer;

Are police officers required to disclose to the AFP any TINs that they have been issued with while off duty;

If police officers are issued with TINs while off duty are they subject to any disciplinary action; if so, what disciplinary action can be taken;


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