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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2099 ..


(4) Has the ACT Government spent all of the funding allocated in the 2020 2021 budget; if not, (a) how much has been spent, (b) what was it spent on and can the Minister provide an itemised schedule of the spend and (c) why was the allocated funding not spent; if so, (a) what was it spent on and can the Minister provide an itemised schedule of the spend.

(5) Has the Federal Government committed $2.5million in the Federal Budget; if so, what is the total commitment by the ACT Government and in what financial years.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Consultation was undertaken with Pialligo residents and Pialligo businesses in the development of the Preliminary Sketch Plans for the upgrades to Beltana and Kallaroo Roads in 2019.

An additional round of consultation is currently being undertaken in the development of the detailed design.

a) and b)

i. The 2019 consultation included:

Emails and phone calls;

May 2019 – an initial meeting with the Pialligo Residents Association President;

11 June 2019 (20 attendees) – workshop held with residents and businesses to seek their input, understand issues/ constraints/ opportunities and identify options; and

16 July 2019 – follow up face to face session with residents and businesses to present options and seek feedback on their preferred option (20 attendees).

Approximately 50% of participants represented local business owners and approximately 50% of participants represented the residents.

ii. The 2021 consultation is yet to be finalised.

c) The 2019 consultation cost approximately $15,000 ex GST.

The 2021 consultation is yet to be finalised and will be undertaken using existing resources (ACT Government officers).

d) The 2019 consultation was undertaken by a consultation specialist (Anthony Burton and Associates) working with the design consultant and ACT Government representatives.

The 2021 consultation is being undertaken by ACT Government officers.

e) See a) and b)

f) See Attachments 1 and 2.

(2)

a) The cost of design work (Preliminary Sketch Plans) and the consultation undertaken in 2019 is $164,049 ex GST.

The detailed design commenced in 2021 and is yet to be finalised.

b) A Preliminary Sketch Plan was completed in 2019.

The detailed design commenced in 2021 and is yet to be finalised.


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