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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3602..

internal management courses and other development courses as required. AFP employees also have PRS instruction prior to overseas deployment. Remedial training is one method used by PRS where a complaint against a member is found to be substantiated.

(4) See question 3.

(5) Yes. Presentations delivered by PRS are regularly updated.

Facilities improvement program

(Question No 1582)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 23 June 2004:

(1) What has been delivered for the expenditure of $268 000 as at 31 December 2003 on the facilities improvement program;

(2) As at the end of December was there an outstanding authorisation of $732 000 for this project; if so, have any of those funds since been expended.

(3) If so, (a) how much and (b) what has been delivered for that expenditure; if not, (a) why not, (b) when will the funds be spent and (c) what projects are scheduled.

Mr Wood

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

(1) The $268,000 expended at 31 December represents payments made to ACT Procurement Solutions for the engagement of project managers, design, documentation and commencement of work on the projects included in the 2003-04 Facilities Improvement Program, namely works at the Dickson Pool, Manuka Pool and Reid Oval.

(2) Yes - at the end of December 2003, there was approximately $732,000 outstanding authorisation remaining in the project. Since that time, further funds have been expended.

(3) (a) A further approximately $586,000 had been expended to the end of June 2004.

(b) Since the beginning of the 2003/04 program, the following works have been completed:

  • Dickson Swimming Pool -

    • new paved viewing mound to provide better amenities for events such as school swimming carnivals.
    • various electrical works to improve safety, identified in condition audit
    • shade structures over marshalling area and deep end of main pool

  • Manuka Pool

    • various electrical works to improve safety, identified in condition audit

  • Reid Oval

    • new training lights to accommodate the needs of junior Australian rules in the area

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