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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4045..


Garema Place/City Walk area

(Question No 317)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to each of Garema Place, City Walk and adjacent pedestrian areas in the years (a) 1998 (b) 1999 (c) 2000 (d) 2001 and (e) 2002

(1) How often has each of these areas been upgraded

(2) What was the cost of each upgrade

(3) What was the duration of the work and what work was done

(4) What was the purpose of each upgrade

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

(1) The areas upgraded in this period have included: Garema Place, City Walk East, Petrie Plaza (between the carousel and Bunda street - refer QON No 307), Civic Square / Ainslie Avenue, East Row / Alinga Street / Mort Street. Each of these areas has been upgraded once. Some of the areas have been revisited following the upgrading to attend to minor works such as lighting, drainage, and vandalism rectification and installation of artworks. Other agencies such as ACTEWAGL, Transact and Telstra, also undertake works in these areas which are not related to our upgrades.

(2) The cost of each upgrade is set out as follows:

- Civic Square / Ainslie Avenue - $4.46M

- Gamma Place including City Walk East Row to Ainslie Avenue - $4.25M

- East Row / Alinga Street / Mort Street - $2.45M

- Civic public toilets replacement - $0.55M

- Civic lighting implementation - $0.94M

- Civic Honour Walk - $0.31M

- City Walk West - $0.34M

- Hobart Place - $2.55M

- Civic Lighting and Pedestrian Signage - $0.66M

(3) The duration of the work and type of work undertaken was as follows:

Civic Square / Ainslie Avenue - commenced in 1995, completed 2000 and included:

� Demolition of existing fountain and paving, construction of new fountain paving and lighting

� Civic square greening including establishment of planter beds, trees and irrigated grass

� Refurbishment of Ainslie Avenue median

� Refurbishment of Ainslie avenue footpaths, London circuit crossing and Civic Square footpath


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