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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 4 Hansard (20 April) . . Page.. 983 ..

Research into Recreational Facilities

MS CARNELL: On 9 March 1999 Mr Dave Rugendyke asked a question relating to a visit to the ACT by a representative of a Los Angeles firm, Economic Research Associates. I have provided him with an answer that I seek leave to incorporate in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows:


- Asked the Treasurer upon 9 March 1999

Thank you, Mr Hird, for reminding me of that. Mr Speaker, my question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, I understand that last week an employee of the Chief Minister's Department and representative of Economic Research Associates were undertaking research of recreational facilities in the ACT. Economic Research Associates is an American consultancy with its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. Previous projects include Tokyo Francisco Giants baseball ball park. Chief Minister, could you please advise the Assembly what business Economic Research Associates was conducting in Canberra, and what did it have to do with your Department?

Ms Carnell

- The answer to the Member's question is as follows:

A representative of Economic Research Associates was in Canberra reviewing and researching the ACT as a possible site for a world standard leisure product.

The ACT is being considered as a possible destination for such a product although such deliberations are at an early stage. A representative from the Office of Business Development and Tourism within the Chief Minister's Department escorted the representative from Economic Research Associates around the ACT to show what the ACT currently has to offer and also assisted in obtaining data for the research being conducted.

Bruce Stadium

MS CARNELL: On 11 March 1999, during question time, Mr Kaine asked a question relating to the organisation selling the corporate products at Bruce Stadium. He asked a further question on 25 March 1999 in relation to the contract with the marketing organisation. Mr Speaker, I have already provided an answer to the member, and I ask for leave to incorporate it in Hansard.

Leave granted.

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