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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 449..


These remaining works will be completed before the end of the 2011-12 financial year.

2. The majority of spaces in Town and Group Centres now meet all standards. The exact figure is not available at this time; this will be available at the end of February.

3. Yes.

4. AS2890.6:2009 is a reference standard in the Building Code of Australia and is a lawful document.

AS2890.1: 2004 sets out the minimum requirements for the design and layout of off-street parking facilities in general and AS2890.6:2009 specifies minimum requirements for the provision of off-street parking facilities for people with disabilities within these carparks.

AS1428 is a reference standard in AS2890.6 and provides details for the provision of kerb ramps.

5. The study's recommendation that the ratio of spaces for people with disabilities be increased to 3% has now been adopted and included in the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate December 2011 version of the 'Parking and Vehicular Access - General Code'. This recommendation is being gradually implemented.

Fitters Workshop (Question No 1983)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Arts, upon notice, on 8 December 2011:

(1) In relation to the Fitters' Workshop and given that page 160 of Budget Paper No.3 states that "This project will adapt the 98 year old Fitters' Workshop to a community print and lithographic studio. Together with the Canberra Glassworks, it contributes to developing the Kingston Arts and Cultural Precinct", is the $3.9 million appropriated for this budget output attached specifically to the Fitters' workshop, the Megalo relocation, or only to a specific combination of both.

(2) If Megalo is not relocated to the Fitters' Workshop, will the $3.9 million be redirected to the (a) provision of other premises for Megalo and/or (b) refurbishment of the Fitters' Workshop for other uses.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The $3.9M appropriation to adapt the Fitters' Workshop is for the purpose of re-locating Megalo Print Workshop to the Fitters' Workshop.

(2) The Government remains committed to the decision and budget appropriation to relocate Megalo Print Workshop to the Fitters' Workshop in the Kingston Cultural Precinct.


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