Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 7 June 2018) . . Page.. 2344 ..
Also currently behind its original schedule is the Pantoworra Street Extension project which formed part of the Aikman Drive Duplication program. This short road extension work has had to be coordinated with the UC Public Hospital construction works, including the new multi storey carpark being built by UC, and will be sufficiently completed to support the hospital opening in mid-2018.
It is also important to understand why there has been a delay in starting the final stage of the Horse Park Drive duplication works between Well Station Drive and the Federal Highway. This delay was required to allow the environmental approvals process for managing the acid sulphate soils at this location to be reviewed and supported by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Hanson on Wednesday, 9 May 2018):
Loss of accreditation would likely have an adverse effect on the hospital’s status as a teaching hospital. In the event this occurred, we would consult with our academic and training partners to determine a way forward. However, it is important to stress the significant and detailed work being undertaken to ensure that the hospital is fully compliant with the standards in anticipation of the Advanced Completion survey in July 2018.