Page 1695 - Week 05 - Thursday, 11 May 2017

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Street from William Hovell Drive to John Gorton Drive. This road will service the eastern area of Molonglo and will contribute to completing the arterial road network in Molonglo.

These improvements are being planned to manage the growth of the population across our region over the coming years.

MS CODY: Minister, how many kilometres of local roads has the government resurfaced this year, and is the government continuing to invest in this critical infrastructure?

MS FITZHARRIS: The ACT government manages the construction, operation and maintenance of our roads and associated infrastructure, including bridges, community paths, driveways, street signs, line markings, traffic signals, street lighting and, of course, stormwater.

In 2015-16, Transport Canberra and City Services undertook the following maintenance activities on our roads: 15,827 kilometres of road were swept; 20,346 square metres of concrete and asphalt path segments were replaced on footpath maintenance; 67,677 square metres of asphalt patching and 3,323 pothole repairs were undertaken on our roads; and 1,014,421 square metres of road were resurfaced in 2015-16.

The ACT government is continually investigating and trialling new surface treatments with a hope to be able to use new products in the resurfacing program. Trials are currently underway on several different treatment solutions. If these trials are successful, they will be included in the resurfacing program in future years. A total of 1,079,454 square metres of road have been resurfaced to date in the 2016-17 financial year.

We have one of the best road networks in the world and the government is committed to keeping it that way.


MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Regulatory Services. Minister, your government has committed to providing a $10,000 grant and a 50 per cent rebate on gaming tax on small and medium clubs. Why is the Woden Tradies club—part of one of the largest and most profitable poker machine operating groups in the territory—getting a $330,000 tax break out of this?

MR RAMSAY: I thank the member for his question.

Mr Coe interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Coe, allow the minister to respond.

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