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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1525 ..

(4) Erindale Library had been operating in its largely original condition and the facility had been slowly degrading with some OH&S issues becoming evident. Some elements of the refurbishment work include; new main entrance with air lock and improved disabled access $60,000, staff area relocation for more efficient use of space $30,000, shelving upgrade to meet disabled access standards $20,000, lighting/electrical/data upgrade $60,000, new entry from Erindale college with youth area $42,000, front counter upgrade $25,000, and new carpet and vinyl flooring $75,000.

(5) The refurbishment work has addressed OH&S issues that may have been unsafe for staff and clients had the works not progressed.

Mugga Lane landfill

(Question No 598)

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

In relation to the Mugga Lane Landfill Disposal Trench.

(1) What is the purpose of this project?

(2) Has work started on this project, if not, why not, if so, what work has been undertaken;

(3) This project was scheduled to commence in October 2002 why then was there nil expenditure as at 31 December 2002 on this project;

(4) Will the project be completed by June 2003 as scheduled, if not, why not, and will the funds be rolled over to the next financial year or will the project be withdrawn, if so, can the Minister advise of a completion date;

(5) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of where the $2.4m allocated to this project will be spent, if not, why not.

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

(1) The purpose of the construction of a new disposal trench is to provide a lined disposal cell at Mugga Lane Landfill to ensure uninterrupted disposal of waste in the ACT. Landfill disposal capacity will be required up until 2010 when the 'No Waste by 2010' strategy will be fully implemented.

(2) Design review and tender documentation were completed in November 2002 and Tenders were called in December 2002. Since the tender submissions received did not offer value for money and were largely non-conforming, tenders were called again in February 2003. The tenders received are being evaluated at present and the contract is expected to be let in early May 2003.

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