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Tuesday, 14 May 2002
Page: 2036

Mr Murphy asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 13 February 2002:

(1) How many major roads statements were made by him for projects exceeding $100 million in 2000-2001.

(2) How many major rail or urban public transport statements were made by him regarding projects committed to proceed exceeding $100 million in 2000-2001.

Mr Anderson (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Statements were made in 2000-01 in relation to the Roads to Recovery program, the Western Sydney Orbital, the Albury bypass, upgrading of the Newell Highway and announcements in relation to the roads program in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia in the Budget context.

(2) Major rail statements were made in Media Releases in 2000-01; that the Commonwealth is prepared to provide $111 million to the ARTC in the form of an equity injection that will enable it to fund rail initiatives in NSW when it reaches agreement on suitable access arrangements and develops a sustainable business case supporting that investment; and the financial close for the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway.