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Thursday, 25 October 1990


MR SPEAKER (Mr Prowse) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.

Amendment of Resolution of Appointment

MR WOOD, by leave: Mr Speaker, I move:

That paragraph (2) of the resolution of appointment of the Select Committee on Cultural Activities and Facilities be amended by omitting "by 25 October 1990" and substituting "as soon as possible".

Members will be aware that I am to present an interim report of that committee almost immediately. That has taken a considerable time. I will explain that shortly. We anticipate completing the report very soon.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Performing Arts Facilities - Interim Report

MR WOOD (10.31): Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Cultural Activities and Facilities - Select Committee - Performing Arts Facilities - Interim report, dated October 1990.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the report.

Mr Speaker, it should be obvious that this report has taken a considerable time to prepare. I believe that the time we have taken is justified. We have considered what facilities will occupy a central and important parcel of land in the ACT - that land being the area across the road circling City Hill. It is certainly a prime piece of real estate in the ACT.

Decisions that will be taken will determine what is on that central site for 50, maybe 100 years. So, the committee has to get it right. It has earlier been decided that cultural facilities will occupy that site. Within our committee, we have determined that the cultural facilities to receive priority will be a territorial library, an art

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