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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1494 ..

The Consultany team also included

� Michael Horne, landscape architect/urban designer from Sydney of over 15 years of experience in the planning and design of public spaces, urban redevelopment business parks multi-use waterways and constructed ecologies in Australia and overseas. Michael has worked in both the public and private sector, including positions with the NSW Department of Works, and the design co-ordinator for the Sydney 2000 Olympics at Homebush Bay.

� Cultural Planners, the Institute for Regional Community Development from University of Canberra to conduct the community consultation and cultural planning work required.

� Bill Guy and Partners, engineering consultants to provide advice on Civil and Structural elements of the design proposals of this project.

� Bibby, Rusden and Thomson, electrical and lighting engineers to undertake a review of current assets and provide advice on design proposals.

� Accessibility consultant David Goding of Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting to undertake an access audit of the project site and provide advice on accessibility issues, standards and requirements associated with design proposals developed.

� Quantity Surveyors, Wilde and Woolard to prepare cost benefit analyses of the proposals developed.

� Guppy & Associates(Marla Guppy), a Sydney based artist planner to provide input relating to the identification of artwork opportunities and their development as an integral part of the project.

4. The functional brief issued to ACT Procurement Solutions was issued in May 2001. It contained statements relating to the purpose of the brief as follows:

� To develop proposals that are consistent with the Goals and Strategies outlined in the draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan (August 2000).

� To develop proposals which provide an identifiable character for the Belconnen Town Centre Lakeshore Precinct.

� To develop proposals for the refurbishment of the spaces which will provide increased amenity for users and provide enhanced opportunities for increased activity;

� To conduct community consultation to ensure that community issues and expectations are interpreted and incorporated within the various proposals;

� To ensure linkages with nearby areas are fully considered in the development of the works proposed; and

� To develop proposals which will improve safety, function and appearance of the area over the expected life of the work.

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