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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3117..


. Canberra Airport

(1) Business and Regional Development proposes to let a consultancy to undertake a study of Canberra Airport to examine and report on the future of Canberra Airport as a transport and economic entity for the Region. It will also offer advice to what involvement the ACT Government should have in the future lease of the Airport and the approach it should take to ensure any such involvement.

(2) Estimated cost is $91,000.

(3) The consultancy will require detailed information on the operation and management of airports, the future role of the Airport as a major transport mode for the ACT and Region and its likely impact on economic development and tourism, the potential for the new lessee to influence this role; and options open to the ACT Government other than taking equity. The detail and scope required can only be provided by an expert, or more likely a group of experts with access to a wide range of data not held by the ACT Government.

(4) No delegation is being exercised by the consultant in relation to public servants.

. Establishment of a Cooperative Multimedia Centre

(1) Consultancy to Brian Livermore and Associates to assist the ACT Cooperative Multimedia Centre (CMC) Bid Consortium to prepare an application for DEET funding for the establishment of a CMC in the ACT.

(2) Estimated cost is up to $15,000.

(3) The expertise in developing corporate structures, detailed commercial financial cash flows and government proposal review advice is not available within the Business and Regional Development Bureau or elsewhere in the ACT Government Service. The qualifications sought were experience in developing cash flows and other financial data, experience in preparing business plans, experience in preparing submissions for government funding, and involvement in reviewing such documents.

(4) No delegation is being exercised by the consultant in relation to public servants.

. Tourism Development Strategy

. Canberra Visitors Survey

. Qualitative Research / Focus Group

(1) These are the current consultancies let or proposed to be let within Canberra Tourism which are essentially for research services.

(2) Estimated costs associated with each consultancy are as follows:

. Tourism Development Strategy $5,000
. Canberra Visitors Survey $60,000
. Qualitative Research / Focus Group $90,000


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