$23,000 spent on GP cars last year
Government spent almost $24,000 on fuel, maintenance and repairs to 13 GP cars last year.
Responding to Parliamentary questions, Junior Minister for Public Works Lynne Wooldridge revealed that a total of $23,911.35 was spent on fuel, maintenance and repairs to GP1 through 13 in the 2012/13 budget year.
Of the vehicles, GP1 ranked up the highest bill of $4,534.18, amassing a fuel bill of $2,703.15, $1,782 in repairs and $49.03 in regular maintenance.
The least costly of the 13 vehicles was GP10, which ran up a fuel bill of $379.64 and a regular maintenance bill of $196.99.
GP9 ranked up the highest repair bill — $2,233 — but was the only vehicle that did not receive a fuel bill.
Four vehicles received no repairs over the course of the budget year (GP3, GP7, GP10 and GP12) while six did not have any regular maintenance (GP3, GP4, GP6, GP8, GP11 and GP13).
Sen Woolridge also revealed that during the same budget year 6.7km of public road was resurfaced, while six kilometres of road resurfacing was budgeted.