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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1660..


c) Consideration of safety requirements and risks associated with the use of the site;

d) Notification to youth groups, Police, and Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) and its asset maintenance contractors of approved sites; and

e) Recording of relevant information in TAMS asset and graffiti databases.

(2) The approval process was finalised on 12 July 2006.

(3) The (then) Program Manager, Asset Maintenance, Canberra Urban Parks and Places approved the site.

(4) The new TAMS website is currently under construction and mural sites listed do not include the latest additions. Arrangements have been made to remove this link from the website until the website is completed. Generally, mural sites are easily recognizable as being a single piece of art, of higher artistic standard and with little graffiti (tagging) in the immediate vicinity. The Justinian Street mural featured a depiction of Disc Golf, was of a high standard and had no graffiti nearby.

(5) The location of all legal graffiti practice sites and legal mural sites are sent to ACT Police, City Rangers, Youth groups and TAMS graffiti removal contractors at the time of approval. A list of mural sites is not made available publicly to avoid advertising these sites to graffiti vandals. Legal practice sites are intended for graffiti vandals as a graffiti diversionary measure and hence are advertised to the general public.

Graffiti

(Question No 1562)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 1 May 2007:

In relation to Graffiti Art projects, specifically provision of artwork on the bridge underpass area under Justinian Street, on the approach to the Woden Cemetery, was any Government funding granted to any organisation for the provision of artwork at that location; if so, (a) what are the details of any organisations that have applied for the provision of artwork in the same location since November 2004, (b) what process did the funding approval go through and were there any competing tenders for other art work, (c) who was it approved by, (d) what was the total amount approved and (e) how much of the total amount has been expended.

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

(a) Disc Golf.

(b) In accordance with the Financial Management Act 1996, the Government Procurement Act 2001, and Territory and Municipal Services' Chief Executive's financial instructions, a tendering process is not required for this scale of work.

(c) The (then) Asset Maintenance Program Manager, Canberra Urban Parks and Places.

(d) Materials, paints and labour costs totalling approximately $1000 were provided to the artist, for the painting of this mural.


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