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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 6 May 2010) . . Page.. 2035 ..


(h) Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre: This project has been delayed due to an unexpected issue with the original site that was selected. Investigation of an alternative site is underway and this has impacted on the timing of the cash flow for the project.(i) Secure Adult Mental Health Unit: This project has been delayed as a result of the need to seek an alternative site away from The Canberra Hospital campus.(j) Women and Children Hospital: The scope of this project was revised during the first half of the financial year as a result of the modification to the scope following site visits in Europe. This required a revision to the Preliminary Sketch Plans and subsequently delayed progression of the design and therefore construction commencement.(k) Forensic Medical Centre: Cash flows have been revised to align with the estimated construction schedule. However, the expected completion date of June 2011 is still expected to be achieved.(l) Belconnen Police Station: Cash flows have been revised to align with the estimated construction schedule. The rollover also reflects an expected delay in the project completion from December 2010 to June 2011, with financial completion expected in early 2011 12.

(2) The further reduction of $7.370 million to $28.630 million in Phase 1 CSR corresponds with an increase in funding for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The change in planned cash flow relates to ‘Northern Precinct Enabling and Infrastructure Works’ which were identified and approved during 2009 10.

(3) The Snowy Hydro Aero-Medical base upgrade aims to include appropriate medical and helicopter facilities for physicians and intensive care paramedics. The new Rural Fire Service Hangar and facilities will allow the ESA to move from the Canberra Airport and provide appropriate operational facilities for National Aerial Fire fighting Centre helicopters and pilots.

(4) The Helicopter Base project construction budget is $2.2 million.

(5) The Helicopter Base project was not part of the project announced in 2006-07. Funding for the Base was provided as part of the 2009 10 Budget funding for “ESA Specialist Outdoor Training Centre and Helicopter Base”.

(6) The additional funding provides for the construction of a secure compound and associated facilities between Building 183 and the new HQ; building code and safety remediation works on Building 183 in conjunction with Capital Airport Group; changes to final plans; project management; and site environmental requirements at Hume. Cash flows have been revised to align with the estimated construction program. However, the expected completion date of December 2010 is still likely to be achieved.



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