Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 5 Hansard (31 May) . . Page.. 1382..
(1) Further to the reply to question on notice No 1485, is it the Government's intention that the Police and Citizen's Youth Club (PCYC) site at Turner will be refurbished at any point in the future; if not, what will be done with the land at this site;
(2) What was the estimated cost of refurbishing the site;
(3) Has the Government conducted an analysis of the cost of demolition and clearing of the site versus the cost of refurbishment;
(4) Who conducted the analysis of the demographic needs of the Canberra community which led to the decision being taken to relocate the PCYC to an outer suburb and where can a copy of this study be found.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) The Board of the Canberra PCYC is committed to returning the PCYC to the Civic area of Canberra and the Board has appointed Development Facilitation Pty Ltd as its project managers to consider options.
(2) The cost of refurbishing this facility is estimated to be twice the cost of demolishing the existing building and constructing a new facility.
(3) As per the above response.
(4) The PCYC Board employed the services of KPMG in 2005 to conduct a demographic analysis of youth within the Canberra region and the results of this analysis assisted the decision to locate an additional Canberra PCYC facility to the west Belconnen region. A PCYC facility will, however, still be located in the Canberra Civic area. A copy of the analysis is held by the PCYC Board.
Libraries—radio frequency identification technology
(Question No 1570)
Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2007:
(1) In relation to ACT public libraries and the Library Services Consolidation Project: A Report into ACT Library Services of September 2006, is the ACT Government considering installing radio frequency identification technology (RFID) as recommended by the report; if so, at what stage of considerations is the ACT Government currently at, for example, what work has been done to date;
(2) Does the ACT Government agree with the report's assertion that the initial capital cost would be $1.64 million; if not, what does the ACT Government expect the initial capital cost to be;
(3) What annual and ongoing financial costs does the ACT Government expect to be associated with RFID;
(4) What impact does the ACT Government expect the installation of RFID will have on ACT public library staff, noting the problems ACT public library staff have had with previous electronic technologies installed like the ACT Virtual Library;