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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4046 ..

Garema Place and City Walk - commenced 1996, completed 2002 and included:

� Demolition of police station, sub station, public toilets, arbour and chess pit and construction of new chess area, paving and art works.

� Installation of Big Canopy Screen, wedge pillow sculpture, banner artworks, further paving and lighting, minor works Garema Place and City Walk.

� City Walk refurbishment from East Row to Ainslie Avenue including Petrie Plaza (carousel to Bunda street). Refurbishment included new paving, pedestrian lighting, power bollards, bud light poles, tree planting, street furniture and artworks.

East Row / Alinga Street / Mort Street - commenced 1998, completed 2001 and included:

� Six stages for the re-development of the Civic bus interchange.

Civic public toilets replacement commenced 1997, completed 2000 and included:

� Removal of existing toilets and replacement with 'Exeloos' in coordination with the above works.

Civic lighting implementation commenced 1999, to be completed 2003 and includes:

� Demolition of existing lights and replacement with new lights to meet Australian Standards throughout City Walk, Glebe Park, Petrie Plaza and Veterans Park.

Civic Honour Walk commenced 2000, completed 2000 and included:

� Demolition of existing paving in front of the Sydney and Melbourne buildings in London Circuit and replacement with bluestone paving.

City Walk West commenced 2001 and is on-going and includes:

� Design and documentation for the continuation of City Walk refurbishment from East to West Civic via Alinga Street to Marcus Clarke Street.

Hobart Place commenced 2001 and will be completed in 2003 and includes:

� Demolition of existing paving, lighting, drainage, roads and carparks and replacement with new infrastructure to provide safer, more accessible, aesthetic and functional spaces throughout the Hobart Place environs.

Civic Lighting and Pedestrian Signage commenced 1998, completed 2000 and included:

� Design, fabrication and installation of signage beacons throughout Civic.

The purpose of all of these upgrades was to replace worn assets with new infrastructure that is more durable and low maintenance. Improvements have been made to the accessibility and safety of the areas and to improve their functionality and appeal via provision of new pedestrian lights, tree bud light poles, power bollards, street furniture, street trees, pavements and public art and facilities.

Aboriginal tent embassy

(Question No 318)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 12 November 2002:

Concerning the illegal erection of a kangaroo sculpture at the so-called Aboriginal Tent "Embassy":

1. Has advice been sought from the Attorney-General's Department as to the liability of the embassy if the structure had fallen and injured a tourist.

2. If the "embassy" is outside the jurisdiction of the ACT Government (Reply to Question on Notice No 230) why was ACT Workcover involved in assisting police over the matter.

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