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Thursday, 22 September 2011
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Dawson Electorate: Government Projects

(Question No. 583)


Mr Christensen asked the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, in writing, on 12 September 2011:

Will he provide detailed project delivery timetables for the following Government election commitments in the electorate of Dawson:

(a) Bowen foreshore water park;

(b) Mackay basketball stadium;

(c) Mackay junior football grounds upgrade;

(d) Mackay ring road study;

(e) Airlie Beach main street upgrade; and

(f) Peak Downs Highway upgrade.


Mr Crean: I am advised that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

My Department is responsible for the delivery of four of these projects:

Bowen foreshore water park;

Mackay basketball stadium;

Mackay junior football grounds upgrade; and

Airlie Beach main street upgrade.

The Department is currently assessing project information from each of the proponents so that an assessment of value for money for each project can be made. Once the assessment is completed the Department will provide me with advice for my consideration. Until the assessment process is complete, the project approved for the release of funding and a funding agreement executed, delivery timeframes for each project cannot be accurately determined.

As the Mackay ring road study and Peak Downs Highway upgrade projects are administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport you should seek this information from Minister Albanese.