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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4114 ..

Where has the $2.842 million remaining for the original Glassworks Project been redirected to;

How much of the $45,000 allocated to 'Contemporary Glass Centre Specialist Advice' in the 2003-04 Budget has been expended to date and for what purpose;

Has someone been hired to provide this expert and specialist advice, if so, who and for how long is their contract. If not, why not and when will you hire the person to provide this expert advice;

When do you expect to use this advice to develop a contemporary glass centre.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Business Case for the Glass Centre has been completed.

The "Kingston Powerhouse option"is included in the Business Case, which the Government will consider soon.

The decision on proceeding will be made in the context of the 2004-05 Budget process.

The $2.842 million remains in the Arts budget and is allocated for the Glass Centre.

No expenditure has been made against this item.

No-one has been hired at this stage. Contractors will be hired when there is a Government decision to progress to the next stage of the project.

It is expected that the specialist advice will be used in the period leading up to the opening of the facility.

Belconnen pool

(Question No 962)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Belconnen Pool:

What percentage of (a) internal and (b) external structures have been completed on the Belconnen Indoor Aquatic Centre;

In total what percentage of works have been completed;

Is the completion date for the project still December 2003. If not, why not and what is the new completion date;

What is the current situation with plans for a licensed club in the facility and will it have poker machines;

Has a fee structure been set for entry into the pool. If so what are the prices. If not, when will a fee structure be set.

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