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recorded in a Public Liaison Register that is maintained as part of the project. To date 25 queries have been received regarding the Cotter Road / Streeton Drive intersection upgrade project.

(7) The contract period for the Cotter Road / Streeton Drive intersection project is twelve months. Onsite construction works commenced July 2013. It should be noted that this particular project was delayed for eight weeks to ensure the other project on Cotter Road, at the intersection of McCulloch Street, was completed before work on this major intersection commenced.

This decision was made to minimise the disruption to the traffic travelling along Cotter Road and to provide access to the new suburb of North Weston at the intersection of Kirkpatrick Street and Cotter Road. The contract period for this project was established after investigating similar intersection works completed in the ACT.

(8) Cotter Road will be made into a dual carriageway. A design consultancy covering the duplication of Cotter Road is currently underway by Territory and Municipal Services, which will establish the cost of these works.

(9) The intersection upgrade on Heysen Street is being completed by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) associated with a new estate development. Details of the costs and program should be requested from DHA directly.

Sport—Woden athletics track
(Question No 194)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 27 November 2013:

(1) Was the Synthetic Woden Athletics Track Development on Ainsworth Street, Phillip due to commence in October or November 2013; if so, why has this project not commenced.

(2) When will construction begin.

(3) What is the expected completion date.

(4) What is the budget allocation for this work.

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

(1) The original program for the Woden Park redevelopment detailed that construction was due to commence in late October 2013. The design process to inform construction was extended to incorporate a range of additional requirements and amendments suggested by the priority sporting stakeholders (athletics and football).

(2) Subject to the finalisation of the tender process and a contract being awarded, construction will commence in mid December or early in 2014 (subject to the Christmas shutdown of the construction industry).

(3) The final program to complete this project will be subject to contract negotiations and finalisation once a contract has been awarded. It is currently anticipated that priority works will be completed by mid 2014.

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