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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4113..


Despite a hospital requesting "ambulance bypass", an ambulance will not divert to another hospital if the ambulance patient is suffering a life-threatening condition or the ambulance crew believe the patient's clinical problem is best managed by that hospital.

The ACT Ambulance Service does not maintain specific records that would enable them to identify the number of times an ambulance is diverted to an alternate hospital as a result of a hospital being on "ambulance bypass".

Megalo Access Arts-relocation

(Question No 960)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice:

Has the tender process to fit out Megalo's premises at Watson been completed. If so, when and where is the relocation up to. If not, why not, and when do you expect the tender to be completed and what has been the cause for this further delay;

When will Megalo Access Arts be 100% relocated;

How much money has been expended on this relocation since your response to Question on notice No 538 (where $22,960 had been spent);

How much funding remains for this relocation.

Mr Wood

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

The tender process has been completed and all works are substantially complete with only minor items outstanding.

The relocation of Megalo was completed by Monday 22 September 2003.

As at 24 September 2003 an additional $191, 684 has been spent.

The budget has been fully committed and all funds allocated will be spent.

Glass centre

(Question No 961)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice:

In relation to the Glassworks Project and further to your reply to Question on notice No 537:

Has any further work taken place relating to the business case for the Kingston Powerhouse option;

Is it either likely or unlikely that the Government will proceed with the 'Kingston Powerhouse option' as discussed in your reply to Question on notice No 537;

When will the Government be able to determine if the Glassworks Project will proceed;


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