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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 800..


Bruce Stadium-big screen

(Question No 460)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming, upon notice, on 12 March 2003:

In relation to the big screen at Bruce Stadium:

1. What are the costs associated with the big screen at Bruce Stadium and could you provide a detailed list?

2. Can the big screen be hired offsite and, if so, what is the hiring and transport costs associated with offsite hiring?

3. How many times has the big screen been used/hired offsite (a) to date this financial year and (b) in 2001-02?

4. How many times have maintenance works been carried out on the big screen and what has been the cost each time?

5. Has the big screen ever been replaced due to faults or problems with an older one, if so, how many times has it been replaced and at what cost?

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

1. The costs associated with the Video Replay Board (VRB) are as follows:

a. The original finance lease is from Feb 2000 to Feb 2005 (zero residual) at $46,473 per month (principal and interest);

b. The extended finance lease for new components to increase the service size is from Feb 2003 to Feb 2005 (zero residual) at $19,074 per month (principal and interest);

c. Total costs are $65,547 per month.

2. The VRB can be hired offsite. The transport and hiring costs are not fixed and depend on a number of variables:

a. Duration of hire;

b. Location of hire;

c. Type of structure/frames for screen/s required;

d. Size of screen/s.


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