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Territory and Municipal Services portfolio—statement of performance
(Question No 61)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2009:

(1) In relation to the Territory and Municipal Services Portfolio Statement of Performance as at December 2008, Output Class 1: Municipal Services Principal Measures, under Output 1.1 Information Services, why is the customer satisfaction with Canberra Connect Services with an original target of 2008-09 of 90% now marked N/A for the YTD Target and YTD Result.

(2) Under Output 1.2 Office of Transport, since the annual percentage of territorial roads resurfaced has fallen 64% below its YTD target and the annual percentage of municipal roads has fallen 70% below its YTD target, (a) what roads that were to be resurfaced have not been resurfaced, (b) what will the Government do to restore the backlog and (c) does the ACT Government increase the amount of roads resealed if the price of oil falls.

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

1. Customer satisfaction with Canberra Connect services is measured annually in the last quarter of each financial year. Consequently there is no data to report YTD results. The target for the end of the financial year remains 90%.

2. (a) A number of intersections that were in the draft resurfacing program will not be resurfaced in 2008/09 including:

Canberra Avenue – Dalby Street Intersection

Hindmarsh Drive – Namatjira Intersection

Newcastle Street – Barrier Street Intersection

Belconnen Way – Benjamin Intersection

William Hovell Drive – Bindubi Street Intersection

Canberra Avenue – Flinders Way Intersection

Isabella Drive – Drumstron Street Roundabout

Fairbairn Avenue – Northcott Drive Roundabout

Monaro Crescent – Flinders Way Roundabout

Stonehaven Crescent – Hopetoun Crescent Roundabout

(b) The reseal program has been extended to April 2009 to enable the additional work to be carried out.

The revised resurfacing program for 2008/09 is anticipated to resurface 5.1% of territorial roads and 3.4% of municipal streets.

(c) Roads ACT spends the budget allocated on road resurfacing and other road maintenance tasks. If product prices and labour rates fall, greater quantities of work can be carried out.

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