Page 994 - Week 03 - Thursday, 28 February 2013

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Mr Coe: Is it true that the database was designed for engineering purposes and has evolved into a crash database?

IAMS incorporates a dedicated module for the recording and analysis of traffic crash data. The use of IAMS allows crash information to be integrated with other road asset information held by TAMS. It is correct to note that, as an “off the shelf” product, the IAMS crash module has needed some adjustments to meet ACT crash data requirements.

Note that as a result of the recent system and process review, additional checks are also now undertaken using the base data records to improve quality assurance.

Mr Smyth: Could problems with extracting data from the database have led to incorrect information being used to assess road upgrades?

There are a number of factors which are used to determine the priority for road upgrades, for example road safety audits, traffic counts, community feedback, pavement conditions and safety considerations. Crash data is only one component. I am advised that any assessment of road upgrades is unlikely to have been impacted by crash data issues.

Mr Smyth: Were speed cameras placed in locations based on incorrect crash data?

No. The fixed speed cameras referred to in QON 2220 and QON 54 were commissioned in 2007 and 2008, well before any crash data was transferred to the IAMS database.


Mr Barr (in reply to a question and a supplementary questions by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 13 February 2013):

1. Of the undispersed appropriation there were three projects. Two were for local artists and one non local artist.

2. Defect payments are set at 5% of the commission value of the artwork and are withheld by the Territory for a period of 12 months from the artist to cover any unforseen defects should they arise. In 2102-13 the amount withheld was:

Firestorm Story Tree - $4304.22.

Culture Fragment - $6325.00

The Other Side of Midnight - $10,285.00.

3. Of the undispersed appropriation artworks awaiting final approval for location there is a cost in the current financial year of $3,712.50 inc. GST.

4. Nil.

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