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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . . Page.. 250..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

A range of regulators can be involved in such an event and events can differ widely in type and location. This usually is coordinated through meetings organised with the promoter, be it a government initiative or a commercial initiative. The events are also subject to a range of inspections by various regulators.

The promoter was aware of the problems encountered at the Big Day Out concert in Sydney, which was held one week prior to Canberra's AC/DC concert and appropriate measures were therefore in place at the concert on 3 February at EPIC. The promoters provided a risk assessment to EPIC and WorkCover for the temporary structures, the stage and the sound and the lighting, and relevant inspections were conducted. There were no known incidents as a result of the AC/DC concert.

You also asked about difficulty with the exit routes. With regard to the exits, there were two exits constructed to allow exit for patrons from the secure area set up for the concert. These exits were considered adequate for the departure of the crowd. There are no recorded incidents as a result of the exit procedures at the AC/DC concert.

Excell Corporation

MR SMYTH: Mr Corbell and Mr Hargreaves asked questions about Excell. Excell had been barred, along with any other organisation who owed payments. Excell's overdue debt was about $1,400. Excell have committed to pay this and therefore they will be allowed to use the tip. In regard to the subcontractors, Excell have advised that they are in the process of paying all outstanding amounts to their subcontractors.

Deakin oval

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I have some more information for Ms Tucker on the Croatia Deakin Soccer Club. There was consultation throughout the first six months of last year. This culminated on 1 June last year when Mr Humphries wrote to both LAPAC and the opposition to advise the government's support of the application. The deeds were actually exchanged on 15 September last year. The documentation was tabled in December 2000 and that documentation was the culmination of the meetings, the consultations and all the discussions.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act-

Authority to broadcast proceedings, pursuant to subsection 4(3)-Revocations and authorisations (2), dated 13 February 2001, given to specified government offices to receive sound broadcasts of Legislative Assembly and committee proceedings, subject to the certain conditions.


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