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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . .

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(4) What is the expected timeframe for replacing mercury vapour lights.

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

(1) As at 19 February 2016, the total number of street lights maintained by the Territory is 78,599.

(2) As at 19 February 2016, the total number of street lights that use energy efficient fittings is 25,532.

(3) $298,000 was expended in 2014-15 on the replacement of mercury vapour lights.

(4) Based on the current replacement program, it is expected to take between 5-10 years to complete the replacement of mercury vapour lights.

Arts—expenditure (Question No 661)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Small Business and the Arts, upon notice, on 11 February 2016:

(1) How much has been expended or planned to be provided for completion of the Kingston and Gorman House arts hubs and what are the capital and operating expense components for each of these amounts.

(2) What has been the total amount spent on these centres in (a) 2012-2013, (b) 2013 2014, (c) 2014-2015 and (d) allocated for the 2015-16 Budget and associated forward estimates in terms of (i) salaries and allowances including employee overheads such as superannuation and leave, (ii) other operating, maintenance and administrative expenses and (iii) grants and other payments for artists and performing organisations and related bodies for the following art centres (A) Ainslie Arts Centre, (B) Belconnen Arts Centre, (C) Canberra Contemporary Art Space, (D) Canberra Glassworks, (E) Canberra Glassworks Chapel, (F) Fitters' Workshop, (G) Former Transport Depot, (H) Gorman House Arts Centre, (I) Manuka Arts Centre, (J) Nissen Hut Store, (K) Strathnairn, (L) The Street Theatre, (M) Theatre 3, (N) Tuggeranong Arts Centre, (O) Watson Arts Centre and (P) Wentworth Avenue Offices, Former Transport Depot.

(3) What capital amounts have been spent, or are planned in (a) 2012-2013, (b) 2013 2014, (c) 2014-2015 and (d) allocated for the 2015-16 Budget and associated forward estimates for the centres listed in part (2)(A) to (P).

(4) What are the Government's plans for development or enhancement of artists' working accommodation for the centres listed in part (2)(A) to (P).

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) $300,000 capital funding was allocated to the Kingston Visual Arts Hub in the 2013-14 Budget for the preparation of a Feasibility Study. There is no capital funding for the Kingston Arts Hub in forward estimates.


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