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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 789 ..

(7) Regarding insurance, schools have been provided with an opportunity to obtain quotes for insurance through the company that arranged the finance for the program. Schools are not required to obtain insurance - this is a school decision.

The Computers for Teaching contracts provide for a three year onsite maintenance arrangement. Suppliers provide a four hour response time to reported problems and are required to fix the problem by the next working day.

Horse Park Drive

(Question No 454)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to Horse Park Drive, Gungahlin:

(1) Is work on Horse Park Drive proceeding as scheduled and what is the scheduled completion date;

(2) Have there been any delays in construction of the road since construction work first started;

(3) Can the Minister confirm that the plans for Horse Park Drive are sound and will not need any redesign due to old growth trees in the area;

(4) How much money has been expended to date on Horse Park Drive;

(5) Can the Minister explain why the total value of the project is not equal to the current year and prior year's funding in Budget Paper No 3, Page 203.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The original estimated completion date was June 2003 but completion is now expected in November 2003.

(2) The construction contract was awarded on 28 February 2003 and there have been no construction delays.

(3) The design was developed to maximise tree retention. No redesign is required.

(4) $0.35 million has been expended to the end of February 2003.

(5) Budget paper 4 which covers the detailed funding information for the capital works projects identifies the correct total value for this project on page 192. The total value of $7.0 million being made up of the current year's funding of $6,739 million and prior years expenditure of $0.261 million.

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