Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:52): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Can the minister provide an update on the construction of three new overtaking lanes between Lochiel and Crystal Brook and whether there are any SA Water pipes that need to be relocated?

The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Stuart—Minister for Local Government, Minister for Regional Roads, Minister for Veterans Affairs) (14:53): Thank you to the member for that question. Yes, the member for Flinders and the member for Narungga travel on that road. There are a lot of those roads, and there is a lot of work being carried out on the Augusta Highway from the duplication from Port Wakefield to Lochiel, and that work is travelling quite well. The reason for the overtaking lanes not being completed is because we all understand and have seen the torrential rain that has been happening in the last few months in particular, and there continues to be that large moisture in there.

As the member for Hammond and others in here would understand, I would hope, if you are putting bitumen down on moist areas of ground you will not do a proper job on that, and then in a few weeks' time you will have to bring that up. That happened on the Wallaroo-Kadina intersection some years ago, near Alford. Bitumen was put down when moisture was in there, and about three months later it had to come up. The issue is that the ground has moisture in it. They are waiting for the ground to get the moisture out so they can stabilise the issue. As with the other issue about any SA Water pipelines, I will take that on notice because I haven't gathered any information on that. But, again, if the two members on the other side have any concerns whatsoever, please ring 1800—

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Order!

The Hon. G.G. BROCK: —018 313.

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Order! I see the member for Badcoe. The member for Badcoe has the call.

Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.