Legislative Council Thursday 11 April, 2019
Ms FORREST question to the LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Mrs HISCUTT
In regard to the section of the Ridgley Highway between Ridgley and Waratah intersection:
1. Are repairs and maintenance of sections of the highway that were conducted last year, failing and requiring further repair currently;
a) If so, what is the reason for the failure of the previous work?
2. Are other sections of this highway marked for further repair; and
3. Is the cost of this current work being met by the contractor; and
a. If the cost is being covered by Government, is the current repair and maintenance work being paid by volume or quality of work or by contract?
2. Yes. All roads need ongoing maintenance. The Department of State Growth’s Contractor inspects the State Road network weekly as a part of their contract. Inspections identify and schedule maintenance works into a programmed routine of works.
3. The maintenance contractor gets a monthly Payment to perform maintenance activities and deliver a specified performance outcome. The base payment is a lump sum, but the Department can call up additional works if deemed necessary, for example to address a property owner issue or increase the level of service.