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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 15 Hansard (15 December) . . Page.. 5011..


(1) In relation to the establishment of a scout hall at Yerrabi Pond, what is the condition of the demountable building being proposed to be relocated to the site;

(2) What other sites were considered and why were they not considered suitable;

(3) How many submissions regarding this development application have been received by the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

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

(1) The demountable building is presently unused, and is partly dismantled. The building is in need of some maintenance and repainting.

(2) Four sites were identified. Three were considered not suitable due to vehicular access, one of these was constrained by the location of a sewer line and the other unduly impacted on usage of public open space.

(3) Sixty six submissions were received by the ACT Planning Authority in response to the notification of the Development Application.

Artworks-expenditure

(Question No 789)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Chief Minister (redirected to the Minister for Arts, Heritage & Indigenous Affairs), upon notice, on 22 November 2005:

(1) What, if any, of the $1 million in funding over two years, to commission iconic public artworks for Canberra has been expended to date;

(2) What has been delivered for that expenditure;

(3) How many public artwork pieces will be added to the Canberra landscape in the current financial year;

(4) Where will these artworks be placed.

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

(1) None of the $500,000 allocated in the 2005-06 budget has yet been expended. However, considerable planning has been undertaken for this important initiative.

(2) See above.

(3) In this financial year, four new public art projects, one refurbished artwork, and a memorial will be added to the Canberra landscape.

(4) Locations and works include:

    • a public artwork to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people in City Walk, Civic;
    • a public artwork in Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen;
    • a public artwork adjacent to the new Child and Family Centre, Gungahlin Town Centre;

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