As a pilot scheme, the department is exploring
the possibility of inviting the private sector to design, build,
raise funds to finance and subsequently manage two projects on the
provision of new leisure and cultural facilities for use by members
of the public.
The expected advantages of the private sector
involvement are: more provision of new leisure and cultural facilities
without increased financial strain; more innovation in the management
of facilities; a broadening of the range of services provided;
and the creation of new business opportunities and incentives to
maximise the use of project sites and provision of leisure facilities.