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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3321 ..

Garema Place-outdoor screen

(Question No 402)

Mr Corbell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the outdoor screen in Garema Place.

(a) What was the total capital cost of the giant screen?

(b) What is the recurrent cost per year to maintain the screen?

(c) What was the cost to repair the screen after its failure on 24 September 2000?

(d? How many times has-the screen been used as a film screen since its construction?

(e) On what `specific dates has the screen been used to show specific events?

Mr Smyth: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(a) The total cost to design and construct the outdoor screen was $322,900 The cost of the projector equipment and trailer was $ 84,750

(b) The cost per year to maintain and store the projector and trailer is $5,780

The screen has not yet been accepted from the contractor and no maintenance costs are being incurred.

(c) The screen has not yet been permanently repaired. The structure was made safe on an interim basis while the cause of and solution to the failure were determined. This permitted usage over the 2000/2001 summer period. An expert investigation of the failure was completed in June 2001, a design for remedial works is currently in progress, and permanent repairs will be undertaken when the proposed arrangements are approved by Workcover.

(d) The answer to this question is incorporated in answer (e).

(e) During 2000-2001 the following screenings have taken place:

Year 2000

Brumbies highlights 26/5/00

Brumbies grand Final 27/5/00

V8 super cars promo 2/6/00

Olympic games projection 1/9/00

Olympic football 6/9 - 29/9/00

Video screenings 20/10/00

Video screenings 27/10/00

Video screenings 3/11/00

Green screen 24/11/00

Music videos 22/12/00

New Year celebrations 31/12/00

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