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Wednesday, 16 February 1977
Page: 167

Mr Morris asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(   1) What is the location of each completed project funded under the rural arterial roads category of the Roads Grants Act 1974.

(2)   What is the estimated cost of each of the projects.

(3)   What projects are currently being funded under this category.

(4)   What is the estimated date of completion of each of these projects.

Mr Nixon -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) Details of the location and estimated cost of completed projects are not available. The Roads Grants Act does not require a State to provide a completion report for each project which has been approved as being eligible for assistance from Commonwealth grants. The Act provides only for a form of financial reporting to confirm that Commonwealth grams were expended on approved projects.

(3)   Because of their bulk, I have arranged for details of projects on Rural Arterial roads, which I nave approved as being eligible for assistance from Commonwealth grants under the Act for 1976-77, to be forwarded direct to Mr Morris 'office.

(4)   Information concerning the estimated dates of completion of projects is not supplied by a State when it submits programs for approval.

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