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There are also options for a staged rebuild of each of the stands. However, the cost of this is comparable, if not more expensive than rebuilding the current stadium due to the need to merge old and new structures as well as the impact on the playing season and the disruption costs involved. A redevelopment of the Meninga (West) Stand would be the highest priority in terms of a staged rebuilding process.

(3) The Government is yet to find a naming rights sponsor.

(4) The Government has been seeking a naming rights sponsor since a formal Expression of Interest process closed on 11 August 2011.

(5) Any arrangement would be negotiated with the naming rights sponsor. In general, sponsors are usually seeking promotion of their brand through naming rights, signage and media exposure. Corporate hospitality arrangements are usually also included.

(6) This information is deemed to be Commercial-in Confidence.

(7) The Territory and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) are continuing to discuss in good faith the issue of the long-term ownership arrangement for Canberra Stadium. EDD provided a briefing recently to the new CEO ASC and a member of the ASC Board on the City to the Lake project which includes the plans for a new city-based stadium. Both parties will meet in the next month or so to continue discussions which will explore solutions for both the period between 2010 (when the peppercorn rent concluded for the Stadium) and 2024 when the current lease concludes, and the period beyond 2024.

(8) Residents surrounding Canberra Stadium are annually provided with details of game-day event traffic and parking arrangements through letter-box drops prior to the season commencement. It is understood that in 2012, two residents of the Proximity Apartments complained about not being able to access the visitor parking in their complex via Braybrook Street. It is further understood that these matters were resolved after venue staff discussed alternate access arrangements with the residents.

(9) Refer to the above response.

Economic Development Directorate—Territory Venues & Events
(Question No 83)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Tourism and Events, upon notice, on 19 March 2013:

(1) What is the cost of delivering the events of (a) New Year’s Eve, (b) Australia Day, (c) Canberra Day, (d) Canberra Nara Candle Festival, (e) Lighting of the Christmas Tree, (f) Enlighten, (g) Celebrate in the Park, (h) Symphony in the Park and (i) the Balloon Spectacular.

(2) What is the direct revenue impact to the Territory of the events referred to in part (1).

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The operational costs of delivering the above events for the 2011-12 financial year are set out in the table below. Note: these figures do not include employee expenses.

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