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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6126 ..


(2) The SoR in the recently re-advertised tender is substantially the same as the SoR for the WCBS when the tender was first advertised in September 2011. Some additional information has been included to assist prospective tenderers.

To maximise the prospects of receiving viable tender proposals the tender documentation also clarifies that tenders will be considered which:

(a) are based on a partnership arrangement; or

(b) propose alternate arrangements to meet the SoR, to address the needs of WAT users, operators and drivers.

Any proposals for alternate arrangements to those in the SoR will be very closely examined to ensure they are capable of delivering the required WCBS outcomes.

Roads—resurfacing

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 8 December 2011): I have asked Roads ACT to conduct a detailed traffic investigation near the intersection of Winder Place and Kerrigan Street. The investigation will look into the crash location and assess whether measures could be implemented at this location.

The investigation will be completed before the end of April 2012.

Gungahlin Drive extension—choke point

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a question by Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 8 December 2011): There is some congestion during the morning peak period at the merge of Caswell Drive and Parkes way. The need to upgrade Parkes Way, which would ameliorate the issue, was identified as a priority to be progressed on completion of the Gungahlin Drive Extension. It was decided to treat this as a separate project to limit the impact of roadworks on the travelling public.

A project to improve access from Caswell Drive to Parkes Way was funded as part of the 2010-11 budget process. The design for this project covering improvements on Parkes Way between Glenloch Interchange and the City is underway and tenders for the construction works will be called during 2012.

Roads—resurfacing

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 8 December 2011):

1. A complaint in relation to the road pavement outside 4 McDougall Street was received by Roads ACT on 28 January 2011 and inspected on 2 February 2011. Pavement repairs were scheduled but unfortunately the planned repairs were inadvertently marked as “completed” on the Roads ACT register and not done. When a follow up complaint was made on 7 November 2011, immediate repairs were made to the road surface by the end of November and further more extensive repairs are planned.


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