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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 299..


(4) What are the reasons for the failure of ACTPLA to spend a single cent on capital works in progress in the first quarter of the 2005-06 financial year;

(5) Have the two projects (a) East O'Malley Infrastructure and (b) North Watson Access Road and Stormwater Infrastructure, scheduled for completion in September 2005, been completed; if not, why not and when will they be completed.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACT Procurement Solutions (ACTPS) delivers the ACT Planning and Land Authority's (the Authority) new capital works projects. Works were carried out as programmed during that period, and the suppliers' claims were paid by the due dates by ACTPS. At the end of the reporting period, the expenditure had not been invoiced to the Authority (due to Oracle Database changes) and was therefore not debited to its account. The expenditure will be included in the next report provided by the Authority.

(2) The current total expenditure for the ACT Planning and Land Authority's new capital works funded in 2005-06 is approximately $330,000. This expenditure is mainly for the delivery of feasibility studies and design consultancies through ACTPS.

(3) Yes, the new projects are generally running according to schedule and will be completed by the completion dates listed in the September quarter report with the exception of the City West Infrastructure Stage 1 - Childers Street Precinct project. The completion of this project is delayed by one month. The completion date is revised from November 2006 to December 2006 because the negotiations with the Australian National University and other stakeholders have taken longer than expected.

(4) The Authority's capital works in progress are also delivered through ACTPS. The situation is the same as that for new works as per (1) above.

(5)

(a) Yes, it was completed on time.

(b) Yes, it was completed on time.

Works-expenditure forecasts

(Question No 812)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 14 December 2005:

What are the reasons for the forecast underspends in the current financial year for (a) City West Infrastructure Stage 1 - Childers Street Precinct, (b) Belconnen Town Centre Infrastructure - Stage 1, Cohen Street Extension, Lathlain Street to Benjamin Way and (c) Sustainable Transport Initiative - Stage 1.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) There has been a revision of the construction program to accommodate the master planning and ANU building program in Childers Street. The call tender date was reset to the end of February 2006 and the project is on track to achieve this milestone.


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