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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 826 ..


(Question No 489)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming, upon notice:

In relation to sportsgrounds:

(1) Can the Minister provide a detailed list of:

(a) sportsgrounds that have been upgraded under the $1 million allocated to the sportsground/facilities management program;

(b) what the allocation was for;

(c) how much the allocation was.

(2) Has the Government received any requests to bring more low maintenance ovals back to full maintenance, if so, are any ovals being considered and can you list which ones.

Mr Wood answering as the Minister responsible for these matters. The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) In the sportsground improvement program for 2002/03, funded for an amount of $1 million through the Government's Capital Works Program, the following works are programmed and are now at varying stages of approval and construction. Approximate costs of each job within the project are also supplied.




Aranda district playing fields

refurbishment of existing pavilion plus addition of new canteen


Chapman Oval

new toilet/canteen/storage facility


Cook Oval

new canteen/storage facility


Garran Oval

installation of automatic irrigation system


Reid Oval

refurbishment of existing pavilion


Forestry Oval, Yarralumla

new toilet/canteen/storage facility


Calwell District Playing Fields

installation of new training lights


Kippax district playing fields, Holt

- Oztag fields

-Australian Rules Fields

installation of new training lights

installation of new training lights



Reid Oval

installation of new training lights


Note: Lighting costs are pre-tender estimates as works are not yet completed.

Remaining costs associated with design, documentation and supervision


(2) No further restoration of low maintenance ovals is envisaged at present. No requests for such an initiative have been received by the Government.

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