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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 15 February 2018) . . Page.. 332 ..


(2) What contract variations have taken place for Light Rail Stage 1 and can the Minister outline for each variation (a) the effect of the variation, (b) why the variation was necessary and (c) the date the variation came into effect.

(3) What is the projection for the availability payment for each year of the Light Rail Stage 1 contract.

(4) What is the projected date for Light Rail Stage 1 to be open to the public or passengers.

(5) Has the cost of the Light Rail Stage 1 project increased; if so, can the Minister provide (a) the amount it has increased by, (b) the reason it has increased and (c) when the Government was made aware of the increase.

(6) What will be the total cost of the Dickson bus station interchange.

(7) If this is an increase from initial estimates, can the Minister outline why the cost has increased and by how much.

(8) What will be the total cost of the Gungahlin bus station interchange.

(9) If this is an increase from initial estimates, can the Minister outline why the cost has increased and by how much.

(10) Has the Light Rail consortium or members of the consortium been commissioned to do additional work outside of the Light Rail Stage 1 contract; if so, what projects have been commissioned and at what cost.

(11) What other works relating to Light Rail Stage 1 have been commissioned by non-consortium members that do not form part of the Light Rail contract.

(12) How much has been spent to date on Light Rail Stage 2 contracts.

(13) How much is expected to be spent before a decision is made by cabinet on whether to proceed with Light Rail Stage 2.

(14) When is cabinet likely to make a decision about whether to proceed with Stage 2.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Late 2018.

(2) Various contract modifications have been made as opportunities for more efficient project delivery or better user outcomes have arisen, and as design development has continued. The effect of the variations has been to enhance the delivery of, or user outcomes from, the project. Those variations have been adjudged to be necessary or desirable by the ACT Government. They have occurred at various times.

(3) Please refer to the project’s contract summary, pages 14 and 15.

(4) Late 2018.


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