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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4139..


client group revealed that an average of only five clients per night used the Calvary service between the hours of 9pm and 9am.

After this closure DIRECTIONS ACT did provided an interim service out of Calvary to ensure that clients could be provided with information and redirected to alternative needle and syringe program outlets.

There are no needle and syringe program services provided from hospitals in Canberra;

see (1);

see (1).

Skate parks

(Question No 994)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to skate parks in Canberra:

How much did each of the skate parks in Canberra cost to construct;

What are the ongoing associated costs with those skate parks?

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows (GST inclusive):

The construction costs for each of the skate parks are:

Skate Park

Construction costs

Belconnen Skate Park

$448,000

Tuggeranong Town Park Skate Park

$486,000

Weston Skate Park

$430,000

Yerrabi District Park Skate Park

$115,000*

Civic Skate Park

$254,700

*The cost of Yerrabi District Park Skate Park is less than the other skate parks, as it was constructed as part of Yerrabi District Park development and many of the landscape and facility costs were shared.

The construction costs for the other skate parks includes the construction costs for all associated improvements done at the same time, the entire, such as toilet facilities, playgrounds etc. A break down of construction costs can be located at the following web address:

http://hale/BASIS/BWWW.NSF

The ongoing maintenance costs associated with each of the skate parks are:

Skate Park

Maintenance costs per annum

Belconnen Skate Park

$14,850

Tuggeranong Town Park Skate Park

$18,150

Weston Skate Park

$12,284

Yerrabi District Park Skate Park

$12,000

Civic Skate Park

$ 7,000*


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