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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1500 ..

(4) What was the result of $65,000 expenditure as at 31 December 2002;

(5) Can the Minster provide a breakdown of what the remaining $435,000 will be spent on as part of this project.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) It is believed Mr Cornwell is referring to the Libraries Improvement Program for which a budget of $500,000 was approved. The Libraries Improvement Program commenced in August 2002 with a scoping of the works required in various libraries. Since then Tenders for various packages of works have been called, let and work commenced.

(2) The program was announced in the 2002-3 Budget and work has commenced.

(3) The project involves a range of works and all components are on schedule and will be completed by end June 2003.

(4) The $65,000 expenditure was a part payment for the schedule of work at Erindale Library.

(5) The remainder ($435,000) is to be spent on the scope of works currently in progress at Belconnen ($107,000), Civic ($48,000), Griffith ($149,000), Tuggeranong ($55,000), and Woden ($76,000) Libraries. The works address items identified in Condition Audits and include OH&S, fire, air conditioning and disabled access. The works includes such items as improving internal lighting, bringing lift services up to the current standard for the disabled, replacing obsolete Fire systems, and replacing ageing components of air conditioning and heating systems.

Holt, Ainslie and Garran shopping centres

(Question No 574)

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

In relation to funds for three new suburban precincts:

(1) Can the Minister advise what works will be undertaken as part of this project and in what areas;

(2) As at 31 December 2002 $25,000 had been expended on this project, what was delivered for this expenditure;

(3) Where will the remaining $225,000 be spent.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The work involves undertaking Forward Design studies for Holt, Ainslie and Garran shopping centres.

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