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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1473 ..

The TFOC has assisted the ARU in establishing training venues and accommodation facilities for the visiting teams during the event.

The TFOC is developing and coordinating a city festivities plan, with a focus on banners, flowerbeds, tournament scoreboard and countdown clock presentations.

The TFOC has written to the Chief Minister and requested the Major Events Security Act 2000, be implemented in the lead up and during Rugby World Cup 2003 tournament.

In addition, CTEC has commenced a Canberra and region tourism marketing strategy Rugby Celebration Canberra 2003 - a ten month program incorporating all ACT Brumbies matches, the Rugby World Cup and Australian Masters Games Rugby.

(See answer to question 4 for more detail)

2. Has a separate body been established to work on Rugby World Cup in Canberra, if so, can details of the members of the body be provided, if not, what area is looking after details regarding World Cup Rugby;

TFOC has been established to promote the operational aspects of Rugby World Cup 2003. In addition, a steering group has been established by the Government to promote the tourism, business opportunities and marketing aspects of Rugby Celebration Canberra 2003. The steering group is made up of representatives from:


Stadiums Authority

ACT Rugby Union

Business ACT

ACT Office of Multicultural and Community Affairs

3. What costs have been borne by the ACT to date to host World Cup Rugby, can a breakdown of items and costs please be provided;

As at 31 March 2003, the Stadiums Authority financial statements relating to the Rugby World Cup include the following (actual) expenses:

Salary related




Print and Stat

$ 558

Travel & Accommodation



$ 2,048

Total (actual - rounded)




CTEC is managing a total budget of $798,000 for Rugby Celebration Canberra 2003 across financial years 02/03 and 03/04. As at 31 March 2003, CTEC's financial statements include the following (actual) expenses and commitments:

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