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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2920..


Centenary of Federation and Canberra Day spectacular

(Question No 369)

Mr Wood asked the Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts, upon notice, on 2 May 2001:

In relation to the Centenary of Federation and Canberra Day spectacular:

(1) What was (a) the contracted cost and (b) the final cost.

Mr Smyth: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

a) The total contracted price was $950,000.

This was comprised of contract payments with Parker & Partner Pty Limited for $100,000 and a contract with Showcorp Production Services Pty Limited for $850,000.

b) The final cost of the event was $1,151,826.00 which is comprised of:

Total contract payments $950,000.00

Agreed contract variation $15,000.00

Additional costs outside contract $66,215.00*

Marketing and promotion $75,090.69

National television broadcast $45,520.00

$1;151,826.00

* Including artists accommodation and travel, VIP catering, transport, traffic control and site cleaning.

The National Council for Centenary of Federation provided $600,000 towards the ACT Centenary of Federation event.

In kind sponsorship support to the value of $187,529 was provided.


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