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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1662..


completion and handover date for upgrades to Chisholm Oval had been programmed for 1 March 2004, has this deadline been met and the new works completed;

(2) If so, when were the works completed; if not when will works be completed;

(3) Has the handover taken place; if so when did it take place; if not when will it take place and why did this not occur as programmed on 1 March;

(4) What was the final cost of this project and was that cost met from within budget; if not where did any additional funds come from to finalise the project.

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

(1) The new works are now substantially complete except for some minor defects currently being rectified by contractors. The new turf wicket has a consolidation period and will not be used until next summer season. The fields are now being used for training by the Tuggeranong Valley Cricket Club and will be used for hockey in the coming winter season.

(2) See above.

(3) A formal handover of the project has now been carried out, with contractors to continue work on rectifying some minor defects, as mentioned above. The 1 March target was not quite attained due mainly to some unforeseen delays relating to a contractor's construction of the new turf wicket.

(4) The project cost a total of approximately $665,000, including fees. Some additional funds were needed and these were obtained from savings in other projects.

City Walk sculpture program

(Question No 1368)

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

In relation to LaserWrap, Art and Soul City Walk Sculpture:

(1) Further to your response to Question on notice No 1194 in which you stated that there was an anticipated March 2004 launch of the Art and Soul, City Walk Sculpture after delays in the approval process, will there be a March launch of this artwork;

(2) If so, when will the artwork be officially launched; if not, why will it not be launched in March and what is the anticipated launch date now;

(3) What will be the total cost of this project and will that cost be met within the original budget forecast.

Mr Wood: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) LaserWrap, a new artwork in the Art and Soul City Walk Sculpture Program, will not be launched in March as anticipated.

(2) The artwork is a prototype, with specialist components required. These have now been


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