HENRY WALKER CONTRACTING PTY LTD CONTRACT



HENRY WALKER CONTRACTING PTY LTD CONTRACT
House:LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Date:TUESDAY, 1 June 1999
Member:
Member:MacTiernan, Ms Alannah
Omodei, Mr Paul
Subject:HENRY WALKER CONTRACTING PTY LTD CONTRACT
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HENRY WALKER CONTRACTING PTY LTD, CONTRACT

2349. Ms MacTIERNAN to the Minister representing the Minister for Transport:

With regards to contract 672/95 awarded to Henry Walker Contracting Pty Ltd -

(a) will the Minister explain why the contract blew out from $19 548 721 to $21 337 480; and

(b) if the dispute regarding the outstanding claims of $648 000 has been settled, what was the result?

(c) what project was the contract awarded for?

Mr OMODEI replied:

The Hon Minister for Transport has provided the following response:

(a) The cost of the contract increased due to variations associated with:
          Extension of the service road to improve safety for local residents
          Additional noise/retaining wall to better protect the environment for the local community.
          The provision of a Dual Use Path as part of a wider plan to improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
          Modifications to the bridges to ensure that the ultimate number of traffic lanes could be accommodated in the future without further construction and disruption.

(b) The anticipated final expenditure covering all works and claims will be $21 397 800. Outstanding claims will be settled at approximately $60 300.

(c) Construction of the Kenwick Link which forms part of the overall Roe Highway Project.