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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 847..



The funding committee believed the event proposal submitted by ADNC failed to connect appropriately with a major Australia Day concert on 25 January 2004. As such it did not consider funding the proposed ADNC event as 'a best use of taxpayers dollars'.


The 'Welcome Back Cotter' event warranted the expenditure of funds to celebrate the 'recovery' of this important part of Canberra from the January 2003 bushfires.

Civic youth centre

(Question No 1257)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 11 February 2004:

In relation to the Civic Youth Centre:

(1) Further to your reply to Question on notice No 1084 in which you state that there are plans to replace the Civic Youth Centre in another location, what is that location;

(2) When will work begin for the replacement of the Civic Youth Centre;

(3) When is the work scheduled to finish;

(4) How much has been budgeted for the replacement;

(5) Have any community or youth groups been consulted on the replacement of the Civic Youth Centre;

(6) If so, which groups have been consulted;

(7) If there has been no consultation, why not.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) The new Civic Youth Centre is to be located on the corner of Ballumbir Street and Petrie Street, Section 84 Civic.

(2) The developer, Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) is responsible for the construction of the new youth centre. QIC's latest program indicates the earliest possible start date on site is June 2004.

(3) QIC's latest program indicates a completion date of March 2005.

(4) The developer is responsible for provision of the replacement youth centre and accordingly the Territory has not had to make a budget provision for construction of the new facility up to this point. However, the Government is giving consideration to the provision of funding for the inclusion of the Junction youth health facility and improved functionality of the youth centre. This will be considered in the context of the development of the 2004-05 Budget.

(5) Yes, a range of interest groups has been consulted.


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