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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2005) . . Page.. 3683 ..


The alignments of these two roads were set by the East Gungahlin Draft Variation to the Territory Plan and the Concept Plans for Harrison and Franklin. The two forward design projects will provide Government with detailed design of these two sections of the road.

Yes. The road will meet Flemington Road at the southwest corner of the suburb of Harrison.


Transport—joint venture projects(Question No 545)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 25 August 2005:

Has the Minister or the Government been approached by the private sector to undertake a joint venture to provide more public transport opportunities to the people of Canberra through projects like light rail or a monorail system; if so, when was the Minister or the Government approached and what was the response; if not, would the Minister or the Government consider a joint venture project to improve public transport opportunities to the people of Canberra.

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

Yes the Government was approached in May 2004 regarding a proposal to build a monorail network in Canberra at the cost of $3 billion. In return the proponent would require from the ACT:

Sites in the town centres for stations, plus right-of-ways for the track;

400 hectares of land (a location south of William Hovell Drive and west of Coppins Crossing was suggested) for a ‘monorail hub centre’;

$5 million on signing of the MOU for undertaking planning and development;

$5 million on signing the completed ‘Monorail Development Agreement’;

$500 million bank guarantee to be lodged with project financiers; and

Operational franchise of 40 years.

ACT Treasury assessed the proposal (based on the information available) as not viable. Based on the available information the benefits to the ACT were more difficult to establish than the costs or risks.

The Government would consider a viable proposal that is consistent with the objectives of the Sustainable Transport Plan, and where the benefits and costs were able to be fully analysed.


Gungahlin to Civic busway(Question No 547)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 25 August 2005:

What was delivered for the $11 000 of capital expenditure, as at the end of the 2004-05 March Quarter, on the Business Case for the Gungahlin to Civic Bus Way, Stage 2;


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