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Thursday, 20 September 2001
Page: 31219


Mr Murphy asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 28 June 2001:

(1) What is the Howard Governments outlay on the National Highway System, Roads of National Importance and other road funds, including untied grants to local government for roads, for each of the six years starting 1996-97.

(2) What is the Howard Governments actual outlay on the rail capital works programs, and other rail outlays, including the former Australian National Railways Commission and the Australian Rail Track Corporation, for each of the six years starting 1996-97.

(3) What is the Howard Governments actual outlay on urban public transport, including for the Building Better Cities program for each of the six years starting 1996-97.


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

(1) Outlay on the National Highway System, Roads of National Importance and other road funds, including untied grants to local government for roads.

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Budget

1 596 717

1 614 364

1 688 472

1 653 320

1 431 910

1 806 791

(2) Actual outlay on the rail capital works programs, and other rail outlays, including the former Australian National Railways Commission and the Australian Rail Track Corporation.

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Actual

Budget

322 422

3 424

9 698

50 642

38 002

14 585

(3) In 1996-97 the Commonwealth's involvement in urban public transport was funded under the Building Better Cities program. The total Commonwealth outlay for projects under the program including urban public transport was $52.3 million.