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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2005) . . Page.. 3684 ..


Was there any further expenditure on this project in the final quarter of 2004-05; if so, how much and what was delivered for that expenditure; if not, why not;

What is the (a) current total expenditure and (b) current status of the project;

What is the completion date for this project and is it running according to schedule to meet that completion date;

If the project has been completed will the Minister release publicly the Financial and Economic Business Case;

When does the Minister expect to make a decision on the viability of this project.

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

By the end of the 2004-05 March Quarter, a range of options (three main options and more than ten sub-options) for the busway were identified and associated materials delivered.

As end June 2005, the expenditure was $52,963. During this quarter, the following was completed:

identification of issues and options

traffic survey and analysis

preliminary consultations with key stakeholders

traffic modelling of key options

analysis of alternatives

(a) $52,963; (b) the project is progressing on time and is meeting the objectives of the project.

The draft report is expected in September 2005 and the final report in October 2005. The progress is in accordance with the expected timelines.

Once completed, it will initially be a document for internal Government circulation and consideration.

The viability of the project will be considered as part of the Government’s examination of the final report and as part of any business case submitted with future Capital Works programs.


Roads—capital expenditure(Question No 548)

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

What has been delivered for the $120 000 of capital expenditure, as at the end of the March Quarter, on the Gungahlin to Civic Corridor, Stage 1 – HOV priority measures;

Was there any further expenditure on this project in the final quarter of 2004-05; if so, how much and what was delivered for that expenditure; if not, why not;


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