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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1515..


June

$55,954,199

July

$41,471,038

August

$92,210,078

September

$374,165,064

October

$95,953,178

November

$100,105,404

December

$43,381,818

January 2003

$36,496,046

February

$123,596,736

March

$90,849,903

Total

$1,209,209,436

Higgins shopping centre

(Question No 585)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Higgins Shopping Centre refurbishment project:

(1) What refurbishments will be undertaken as part of this project;

(2) Has the government consulted with the community regarding works to be undertaken;

(3) As at 31 December 2002 $30,000 had been expended on this project, can the Minister provide a breakdown of what works were undertaken with this expenditure;

(4) Are plans running to schedule to complete the refurbishment at the end of June 2003.

Mr Wood: The answer to the Member's questions is as follows:

(1) The proposed works will include the replacement of furniture, areas of pavement, lighting, planting, signage and public art. Widening of the footpaths at road/pedestrian cross-overs (pedestrian blisters) will be constructed to improve pedestrian and vehicular movement and access. Improvements will also be made to the courtyards through the installation of a new all weather canopy, a shade structure, tree planting and artworks.

(2) An extensive consultation process was conducted as part of the Forward Design Study for Higgins Shopping Centre, completed in January 2002. The aim of the consultation process was to ensure that community and stakeholder input was acknowledged and retained throughout the design development process.

(3) $30,000 was expended on preliminary design and project management fees.

(4) The project has been delayed due to the resolution of design issues and the estimated project completion date is now August 2003.


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