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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2005) . . Page.. 3702 ..


$197,000 was expended for numerous bus pads at various suburbs, including Gungahlin Town Centre, Nicholls, Palmerston, Turner, Phillip, Garran, Hughes, Deakin, Forrest, Barton, Civic, Yarralumla, Griffith and Kingston. The 2004-05 expenditure was $200,000.

There was no roll-over to 2005-06.

No funding remained to roll over.

Refer to (4).

The project was fully expended within 2004-05, as per the budget forecast.


Roads—lighting(Question No 573)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 26 August 2005:

Where and what was delivered for the $7000 of capital expenditure on “Arterial roads lighting” as at the end of the March 2004-05 quarter;

Why was only 2% of the funds allocated to this project been expended as at the end of the March quarter;

Was there any further expenditure on this project in the final quarter of 2004-05; if so, where and what was delivered for that expenditure and what was the total amount of expenditure as at the end of 2004-05;

What was the total amount rolled over for this project into the 2005-06 financial year;

If there is no rolled over amount, why not;

Where and what projects are planned as part of this rolled-over amount in 2005-06;

Was there new funding allocated to “Arterial roads lighting” in the 2005-06 budget; if so, how much and what, if any, of that budget, has been expended;

Is there a list or schedule of improvements for the current financial year; if so, where are the sites that improvements will be made.

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

The $7,000 was expended on the preliminary design of the Gungahlin Drive/Mirrabei Drive mid-block street lighting;

Most of the work was carried out in the final quarter of 2004-05;

$293,000 was expended for the design and construction of Gungahlin Drive/Mirrabei Drive mid-block street lighting, the supply of lamps and luminaries for Limestone Avenue/Melrose Drive and closing off a previous “Streetlighting” project. The 2004-05 expenditure was $300,000.


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