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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2005) . . Page.. 4009 ..


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Playground

Reason

Weston Park – Prescott Lane (bridge & tree house structure)

Structural deterioration of timber.

High risk fall height from top rail of bridge structure of 4.8 metres.

Horizontal railings.

No soft-fall beneath structure.

Gowrie - Kibby Place

High risk fall height from main structure.

No soft-fall under and surrounding the tyre climb and some of the vertical logs.

Florey - Lumholtz Place

High risk fall height from main structure.

High risk head entrapment points present.

Emu Ridge - Flood Place

High risk fall height from main structure.

High risk head entrapment points present.

Decisions on the replacement of any or all of these playgrounds will be determined with reference to the Playground Strategy currently being developed by Urban Services.

If any or all of the playgrounds are to be replaced the funding will be sourced from future Playground Safety Program budgets.

Any play equipment to be replaced will need to comply with the current Australian and ACT standards.

If a playground is not to be replaced the land will be returned to neighbourhood parkland.


Prisons and prisoners—capital expenditure(Question No 528)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 24 August 2005:

What has been delivered for the $1.027 million capital expenditure on the ‘Correctional Facility’ as funded in the 2004-05 capital works budget;

What was the total amount of expenditure on this project as at the end of the 2004-05 financial year;

What is the anticipated expenditure on this project in the current financial year;

Have any funds been spent on this project to date this financial year; if so, how much; if not, why not.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

It is unclear how the Member arrived at a figure of $1.027 million capital expenditure on the Correctional Facility in the 2004-05 financial year. Funding provided in the 2004-05 capital budget for the Correctional Facility was $110.2 million as published in the 2004-05 Budget Paper. The actual expenditure was $2.792 million for which the following deliverables were obtained:


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