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
* 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.