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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5515 ..


Arts–venues
(Question No 782)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Arts and Community Events, upon notice, on 27 October 2017:

(1) In relation to the answer to question on notice No E17-260, given building and facilities improvement works are scheduled to start in early 2018 with completion by 30 June 2018 (a) what, now, are the answers to parts 1(b) and 1(c) and (b) is the program running according to schedule; if not, what is the new schedule.

(2) Given capital upgrade works were scheduled to start in early 2017-18, (a) what, now, are the answers to parts 2(a), 2(b) and 2(c) and (b) is the program running according to schedule; if not, what is the new schedule.

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

(1) (a) Procurement planning is underway. The final scope of work at each arts facility depends on costings provided by suppliers. The works required at each facility have been prioritised and the highest priority works to fire protection and mechanical systems will be completed first. There is no set budget for each facility; funding is allocated according priority.

(b) The program is running to schedule.

(2) (a) Stakeholder consultation and procurement planning are underway. The final scope of work at arts facilities depends on costings provided by suppliers. The works required at each facility have been prioritised and the highest priority works to fire protection and mechanical systems will be completed first. There is no set budget for each facility; funding is allocated according priority.

(b) The program is running to schedule.

Arts—national arts disability strategy
(Question No 783)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Arts and Community Events, upon notice, on 27 October 2017:

(1) What is the Government’s response to the National Arts Disability Strategy Evaluation Report 2013-15 in relation to (a) each of the report’s findings in relation to the four focus areas, particularly, but not limited to, the findings that note there is more scope for improvement and (b) each of the report’s three recommendations.

(2) What did the Government do to encourage stakeholder input to the Strategy itself.

(3) What will the Government do to encourage increased stakeholder input to the National Arts Disability Strategy for 2019.


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