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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5317..


3. The number of day visitors to Canberra during the Rugby World Cup 2003 is not yet known. These figures will be available when BTR figures are released.

4. As above, the number of overnight visitors to Canberra during the Rugby World Cup 2003 is not yet known. These figures will be available when BTR figures are released.

5. In view of late registrations and late withdrawals of participants, both local and interstate, it is not possible at this stage to provide an accurate figure of interstate participants until all the data has been processed.

6. The Australian Hotels Association has provided the following indicative occupancy levels for the period July to September 2003. Comparative data is shown for 2002.

2002

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July

62%

66%

August

62%

70%

September

67%

76%

October

77%

83%

7. Estimated figures detailing economic benefits for Floriade 2003, Rugby World Cup and Healthpact 9th Australian Masters Games are presently being compiled and are expected to be available in early 2004.

Community centres

(Question No 1092)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to community centres:

(1) In the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services June quarter report figures in minor new works reveal there was an overspend of $52 000 for projects upgrading community centres. Two hundred and ten thousand dollars was originally allocated for the three projects but $262 000 was spent. Why was there an overrun on the Budget and what was delivered for the additional dollars spent on:

(a) Community Centres - Occupational Health and Safety and Access and Equity (overspend of $9 000);

(b) Community Centres - Building and refurbishment and upgrades (overspend of

$54 000);

(2) Have the three projects funded been completed, if not, why not and how much more money will need to be spent on each.

Mr Wood

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

(1) The overall budget allocated in the 2002-03 Budget Paper No. 4 for Minor New Works (MNW) for community centres and youth centres for which the Department has responsibility was $263,000.


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