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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1234..


(2) Why was this consultancy commissioned;

(3) Which playgrounds will be upgraded as part of the $900 000 to be spent in the current financial year on playground safety;

(4) Will expenditure of that $900 000 and the associated works take place this financial year or will funds need to be rolled over into 2004-05 for works to be completed;

(5) Have all funds from the 2002-03 Budget allocated to playground safety been spent and have all the associated works been completed;

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

(1) The Minister was not directly advised of the Assessment of Safety Risks and Compliance for Giraffe Swings in the ACT that was completed by The Playground People. This consultancy was undertaken as part of Canberra Urban Parks and Places standard business procedures to assess risk associated with the maintenance of ACT Government playgrounds and related facilities.

(2) The consultancy was commissioned to provide independent professional advice regarding the safety of the three giraffe swings located in ACT district parks.

(3) The following playgrounds have been or are in the process of being upgraded as part of the $900,000 allocated from the 2003/2004 budget:

Package 3

Teague Street, Cook

Plowman Place, Flynn

Alberga Street, Kaleen

Oakover Circuit, Kaleen

Burkitt Street, Page

Package 4

Karney Street, Kambah

Marconi Crescent, Kambah

Maxworthy Street, Kambah

Summerland Circuit, Kambah

Billson Place, Wanniassa

Halfrey Circuit, Wanniassa

Package 5 (currently under construction)

Stangways St, Curtin

Throssell St, Curtin

Rechner Street, Flynn

Mildenhall Street, Fraser

Hogue Pl, Gilmore

Sculptor Street, Giralang

Bishop Street, Melba

Copeland Drive, Melba

Delaney Ct Melba

Lansell Cct, Wanniassa


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