BICYCLE PATHS


464. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Transport:
(1) How much money was allocated in the budgets from 2009–2013 for the repair and construction of bike paths in the government’s bike plan?
(2) How much was spent during that period?
(3) Has the government identified which repairs are necessary and how much will be needed to complete the promised infrastructure?
(4) What was the reason for the reported $10 million underspend?


Hon DONNA FARAGHER replied:
On behalf of the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Transport, I thank the member for some notice of this question.
(1) $21.467 million.
(2) $10.542 million.
(3) This is an upgrade program, not a repair program.
(4) The main focus of the principal shared path program in 2012–13 was design and initiation of preconstruction activities. The remaining sections of the PSP network are difficult projects and therefore require a greater degree of planning and design work prior to delivery, which has caused some delay.