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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 17 March 2005 2005) . . Page.. 1242 ..


The initial completion estimate was March 2005.

The initial completion estimate did not adequately account for the detailed planning, design and stakeholder consultation requirements of this unique project.

The budget for this project is $0.9m and it is funded through the 2004-05 Capital Works Program project ‘Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Restoration – Stage 2’.

This project is currently under consideration by consultants ‘Sanmor Consulting’ who are undertaking a detailed analysis of issues raised in the report Shaping Our Territory – Business Case and Master Plan – Tidbinbilla.

The initial completion estimate was June 2005.

The project is not behind schedule.

The cost of the project is $0.2m and this was funded through the 2003-04 Third Appropriation project ‘Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – Preliminary and Design Projects’.

The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Wetlands redesign (and reconstruction) is scheduled for completion by March 2006.

The initial completion estimate was November 2005.

The design of the wetlands and surrounds is crucial to the future environmental and recreational operation of the Reserve and aspects of this project are currently under consideration by consultants ‘Sanmor Consulting’ who are undertaking a detailed analysis of issues raised in the report Shaping Our Territory – Business Case and Master Plan – Tidbinbilla.

A total of $1.6m has been provided for the redesign of the wetlands and an upgrading of the water reticulation system within Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. The total cost of redesigning the wetlands will be dependant on the final scope of works for the project.


Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve(Question No 112)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Environment, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:

Who is undertaking the feasibility study into the economic and social benefits and constraints of construction of both a Nature Discovery Centre and a Research Centre at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve;

How much will the study cost and how was the person or company undertaking the feasibility study selected;

What methodology will they use to assess the (a) benefits, (b) constraints and (c) costs;

When will the feasibility study be completed;

When will the Government consider the outcome of this study;


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