29 August 2018
LGOIMA No. 8140003368
(Please quote this in any correspondence)
By Email: [FYI request #8441 email]
Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987
Light Weight O Cost Breakdown
I refer to your request dated 6 August 2018, for a breakdown of the total cost involved with
the mirror sculpture, Light Weight O by artist Catherine Griffiths, on O'Connell Street
installed in July 2018.
The total cost for Light Weight O of $265,000 was funded through the approved regional
public art budget and city centre targeted rate. This amount reflects the whole-of-project
costs, not just the art piece itself. With reference to your request, below is a breakdown of
the Light Weight O artwork project:
- Artist fees, Artwork Fabrication, Heritage Building and Artwork Install
- Consenting, peer review and other expenses
- Consultancy (feasibility) of suspension and construction
- Engineering fees, H&S reviews, heritage scanning and reports
- Project Management (includes staff capitalisation)
The artist fee is incorporated in the first line of the expenditure breakdown together with the
artwork manufacture and install costs. As you will appreciate, the artist fee is a contracted
and commercially sensitive negotiation hence not explicitly separated as a cost.
Should you believe that we have not dealt with your request appropriately, you have the right
in accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA to make a complaint to the Office of the
Ombudsman and seek an investigation and review in regard to this matter.
If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting LGOIMA No.
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