The following comments can be attributed
to Director Economy, Investment and Attraction Brett Luxford:
Does Council have an estimate for when
the Sunken Gallery is expected to be opened?
Creating a marine-based artwork is
complex and requires extensive and detailed planning. There are environmental, design and
infrastructure considerations influencing the development and approach to the
project. It also needs to gain state and federal
approvals, which is taking longer than first anticipated. We are not committed to a specific
Why has the city needed to review OHS
and risk management on the project? Have specific safety issues been discovered
that were not accounted for initially?
The City is reviewing a range of factors. There have not been any specific issues
that were not initially accounted for. We are focused on ensuring the project
meets environmental, cultural, historical, legislative and tourism objectives.