Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 711 ..
strengthening it to cater for the increased size in approved heavy vehicles. This project is co-funded with the commonwealth under the Bridges Renewal Program.
In a preamble, Ms Lawder stated that she understood that construction of this bridge was expected to commence in early 2020 and suggested that the project had been delayed. I would like to correct the record and clarify that this project has not been delayed. The City Services website stated that construction of the new bridge was due to commence in late 2020. I am pleased to confirm that works on the site commenced in December with site establishment, and by the end of September a temporary bypass over the river for vehicle access by nearby residents had been constructed.
To date, the project team has demolished the one-lane bridge, and completed the piling, which is the installation of posts to support the upgraded bridge structure, as well as the abutments at the southern end, which is the substructure to support the bridge deck. This temporary bypass was inundated by flooding on Tuesday, 23 March and closed to the public. Once safe, works to reinstate the temporary bypass will commence. I am pleased to advise the Assembly that it was reopened to traffic from Monday evening, 28 March. Works have now recommenced. It is expected that damage to the works from the two significant rain events this year will result in a delay of two months to the project, and the City Services website will be updated accordingly.
Madam Speaker presented the following papers:
Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Reports—2021—No 3/2021—Court Transport Unit Vehicle—Romeo 5.
Inspector of Correctional Services Act—Pursuant to subsection 30(2)—Report of a Review of a Critical Incident by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services—Riot and serious fires at the Alexander Maconochie Centre on 10 November 2020, dated 21 March 2021.
Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:
Coroners Act, pursuant to subsection 57(4)—Report of Coroner—Inquest into the death of Filippo Onorato—Report, dated 10 January 2020.
Freedom of Information Act—Pursuant to section 39—Copy of notice provided to the Ombudsman—
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate—Decision not made in time (CMTEDD2021-242 and 243), dated 28 February 2021.
Commonwealth Ombudsman—Decision not made in time, dated 2 November 2020.
Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate—Decision not made in time, dated 10 March 2021.
Health, Ageing and Community Services—Standing Committee—Reports presented (9th Assembly)—2020—No 10—Inquiry into Maternity Services in