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including widening the existing path along Wentworth Ave between Eastlake Parade and the Old Bus Depot, and paving the verge in Eyre Street to connect to the path through Norgrove Park; if not, (a) why not and where will the interim path be built instead and (b) if not, did the Government consider the benefits of the Wentworth Avenue option, including that it will provide a permanent link between Queanbeyan and City Main Community Route, and a link between the future Lake path and Kingston shops.

(2) When will the interim path be completed.

(3) Where can the public find information about the progress of the interim path.

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

1) The east basin of the Lake Burley Griffin cycle path that passes through the Kingston foreshore is currently temporarily diverted along Wentworth Avenue, Eyre Street, Norgrove Park, Dawes Street, Sandalwood Street and Blueberry Street.

Following the completion of a number of the Kingston foreshore developments, the final path will follow Newcastle Street and connect back with the lake foreshore path near Eastlake Parade.

Wentworth Avenue was considered as an alternative option and sections of the existing path were deemed not suitable due to the interaction with adjacent buildings and service roads. The connection with the Kingston shops is listed in the possible future works identified in the Cardno Report. Improvements to the Queanbeyan to City main community route are also identified in the Cycling and Pedestrian Network – Priority Infrastructure for Capital Works - February 2011 prepared by Cardno on behalf of Roads ACT.

2) The signage for the temporary path has been installed. Some minor improvements to the existing path network will be completed in December 2012.

3) Information on the interim path route is available on the signage that has been recently installed. The information has also been provided to Pedal Power for publication in the Canberra Cyclist Magazine. The map will also be made available of the TAMS website.

Government—procurement excemptions
(Question No 2273)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) Given that within the ACT Government Contracts Register the procurement process for the contract 2012.11643.366.03 – North Western Pond Redesign – Execution Date 19/4/2012 – Contract Value $490,402 (GST Inclusive) is recorded as single select, urgent and exempt from quotation and tender threshold requirements and with respect to value for money in procurement within the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate in relation to the contract, how has the directorate assured itself that value for money in accordance with subsection 22A of Part 2A of the Government Procurement Act 2001 has been achieved.

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