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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (2 July) . . Page.. 2159 ..

manager and the cost controller has been paid. If sub-contractors engaged by the trade contractors have not been paid, that is a matter for them to take up with the relevant head contractor.

2. No.

Olympic Games - Travel Proposal

Ms Carnell: On 5 May, Mr Rugendyke asked me a question about free public transport to the Olympic Games. In my answer I referred to a letter to me from the Minister for the Olympics, Michael Knight. That letter reads:

The Hon Kate Carnell MLA

Chief Minister


Level 2

ACT Legislative Assembly Building

London Circuit

Canberra ACT 2601

Dear Chief Minister,

I apologise for the delay in responding to the letter from the Australian Capital Region Leaders Forum. concerning the free travel associated with tickets for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and seeking an extension of the scheme to include Queanbeyan/Canberra and Yass.

The free travel scheme has been designed to enable Olympic spectators to travel to and from their chosen events without any additional charge to the ticket price and without the need for a separate ticket. The scheme entitles ticket holders to travel free for the entire day of their event and until 4 a.m. the following day.

It is important to note that the free travel entitlement applies only to the designated Olympic transport system. In designing the Olympic transport system, the Olympic Roads and Transport Authority (ORTA) was determined to ensure it covered metropolitan Sydney and also extended into regional areas,

For this reason, the rail component of the system is not limited to the CityRail Sydney Suburban network, but extends to the outermost stations on the Greater CityRail network; Dungog, Scone, Nowra, Goulburn and Lithgow. Because of the comparatively short distance of CityRail services to the west, buses will extend the Olympic transport system from Lithgow to Bathurst.

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