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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 411..


(b)

Procurement Solutions were engaged by the Canberra Theatre Centre/Cultural Facilities Corporation to provide procurement advice on the procurement of the Canberra Theatre lighting control board. A single select tender process was approved by the Chief Executive Officer, Cultural Facilities Corporation on 10 December 2003, and following approval of the procurement plan, an order was placed for the new Theatre lighting board on 24 December 2003 ($70,000).

(c)

Procurement Solutions have been engaged to arrange the study into the requirements for improved Disabled Access to Administration and Theatre stage door. Use of a Select Tender process was approved on 1 December 2003 by the Chief Executive Officer, Cultural Facilities Corporation and a Tender Brief is currently being prepared. It is planned to seek tenders from three specialist consultants in this field in January 2004. The study is planned to be completed by the end of 2003/2004.

(d)

This project is not able to be completed whilst the Canberra Theatre is in operation. A preliminary expenditure of $5,000 has been undertaken, and orders have been placed for technical components and structural cabinets ($4,200) for installation in January 2004. The work will be completed during Theatre repair and maintenance periods.

Belconnen Arts Centre

(Question No 1197)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice:

In relation to Belconnen Arts Centre feasibility:

(1) What works are scheduled to take place as part of this project listed as capital works in the 2003-04 budget;

(2) At the end of the first quarter $0 had been spent on this $60 000 project. Is this project still running according to schedule given that the completion date listed is February 2004;

(3) If yes to (2) have works commenced and if so on what date did they commence and what amount of funds have been spent to date. If no to (2) why not, what is the new completion date, what has been the delay with the project and what amount of funds have been spent to date.

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

(1) $60,000 was allocated to undertake a Belconnen Arts and Cultural Facilities Study.


The Study will identify current and emerging community needs for arts and cultural facilities in Belconnen, and assess these needs against the nature and utilisation of existing arts and cultural facilities and services.


The Study will then provide options and make recommendations to meet current and anticipated future needs which might include facilities, services or programs.

(2) The project will be completed in early April 2004.


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