Page 5131 - Week 14 - Tuesday, 28 November 2017

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Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (No 2), dated 6 November 2017.

Legislative Assembly Legislation Amendment Bill 2017, dated 9 and 10 November 2017.

Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual reports 2016-2017—Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission—Report 9 of 2017—Corrigendum, dated 8 November 2017.

Capital works program—quarterly progress report

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (3.30): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 30F(3)—2017-18 Capital Works Program—Progress report—Year-to-date 30 September 2017.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I present to the Assembly the September quarterly 2017-18 capital works progress report for the territory. The 2017-18 ACT budget committed to a capital works program with $1 billion available for expenditure. In the September quarter the government has successfully delivered $157 million worth of capital investment, including $132 million on infrastructure development and $25 million in information communication technology and plant and equipment. This included $12 million spent on new works and $145 million spent on works in progress.

The capital expenditure for the September quarter is an improvement on the previous year, where $92 million was spent on infrastructure development, noting that information communication technology and plant and equipment were not included in the 2016-17 capital works program.

The report being tabled today outlines the significant milestones delivered during the September quarter. The government’s two public-private projects, the ACT law courts facilities and light rail stage 1, continue to progress well. Other achievements in the September quarter for the territory include continued works on major road projects across Canberra, including the better roads for Weston Creek, with the Cotter Road duplication, Tuggeranong Parkway to Yarralumla Creek, reaching a 50 per cent construction milestone, and the better roads for Tuggeranong, with the Ashley Drive duplication stage 2 reaching an 80 per cent completion milestone.

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