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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2106 ..


(3) Has the design stage for the duplication of William Hovell Drive commenced; if so, (a) when did it commence, (b) what progress has been made so far on the design and (c) when does the Government intend to have finished the design phase; if not, when will the design stage commence.

(4) Once the design stage is complete, what is the next stage and what will that stage entail.

(5) When will construction begin on the duplication.

(6) If there is no set date, around what date does the ACT Government intend to begin construction.

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

(1) The Preliminary Sketch Plan (PSP) design has the estimated total project cost at $63.25 million. There has only been one cost estimate to date. There will be a final cost estimate delivered when the detail design is completed.

(2) ACT Government match funding is being considered as part of the 2021-22 Budget process.

(3) Yes.

a) The detail design stage commenced on 21 January 2020.

b) The detail design is 70% complete.

c) The detail design is expected to be complete later this year.

(4) Following the detail design the next stage will be to call tenders for construction.

(5) Construction is expected to commence in 2022.

(6) See (5).


National Disability Insurance Agency—service providers(Question No 256)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) What engagement does the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services have with the National Disability Insurance Agency to ensure effective implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the ACT.

(2) What measures does the ACT Government take to advertise and promote the NDIS to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the ACT.

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

(1) The ACT Government is not aware of the level of engagement between Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).


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