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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1678..

Sporting facilities

(Question No 1596)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 3 May 2007:

(1) In relation to the program of new capital works for the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, what planning has been undertaken for the new departmental project that is identified as Capital Upgrades for Sporting Facilities;

(2) Is this project progressing in accord with the timetable set out in the 2006-07 Budget papers;

(3) If there have been any delays with this project, what (a) is the reason for these delays and (b) impact will these delays have on the proposed completion date for the project;

(4) What spending has been completed on this project as at 30 April 2007;

(5) What spending, that had been approved for 2006-07, will remain unspent on this project as at 30 June 2007;

(6) If any funds are expected to remain unspent on this project, why.

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

(1) The 2006-07 program of works is on target, with some aspects complete, such as new training lights at Garran and Jerrabomberra Ovals, and others nearing completion, including new changerooms and storage at O'Connor enclosed oval, a toilet facility at Conder neighbourhood oval, and the installation of a water treatment plant at Manuka Swimming Pool.

(2) No detailed program was proposed in Budget papers.

(3) No significant delays have occurred beyond the normal minor issues surrounding procurement for building projects, such as supply of materials, availability of trades, and programming of work. The work at Manuka Swimming Pool could not be undertaken until the end of the swimming season.

(4) As at 30 April 2007, expenditure was approximately $732,000.

(5) It is expected that funding will be fully expended as the program is completed.

(6) See answer to Question 5.

Ovals—capital works

(Question No 1597)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 3 May 2007:

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