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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4273..


(2) Since 2000 the number of full maintenance ovals has remained at 84, reducing to 83 with the 2002 acquisition of Phillip Oval (Football Park) and the subsequent transfer to the Stadiums Authority. The number of low maintenance ovals changed from 15 to 14 in 2005 with the Calwell West Neighbourhood Oval being sub-leased to the Eastlake Football Club, and subsequently reinstated.

(3) No.

(4) No.

(5) In most cases, demand for formal use of these grounds is very low.

Civic Pool dome

(Question No 1401)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 16 November 2006:

(1) What was the cost of maintaining the dome at the Civic Pool in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04, (e) 2004-05 and (f) 2005-06;

(2) What amount was spent on all other maintenance activities at the Civic Pool in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04, (e) 2004-05 and (f) 2005-06;

(3) What planning, if any, is underway to replace the fabric dome at the Civic Pool;

(4) Has a feasibility study been undertaken involving either the repair or replacement of the dome; if so, when and what were the recommendations from this study.

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

(1) No specific records are, or have been, maintained for expenditure on the dome.

(2) Under the management contract, the contractor is responsible for some repairs and maintenance while the ACT Government is responsible for other components. Some records for repairs and maintenance at Canberra Olympic Pool over recent years are not able to be determined.

On that basis, the following shows known expenditures.

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2004-04

2004-05

2005-06

Contractor

48,575

54,566

53,332

73,420

56,424

90,258

ACT Govt

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

30,670

105,299

TOTAL

48,575

54,566

53,332

73,420

87,094

195,557

(3) and (4) A detailed feasibility study was undertaken in 2001 to investigate the replacement of the air support dome with a permanent enclosure, along with other refurbishment and enhancement works on the Canberra Olympic Pool complex.


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