A response from the Minister of State for Science and Technology (Part 1)
I received the following today. It does not say the funding will be restored.
"Dear Mr. Moffatt:
Thank you for your e-mail of June 23, 2013, addressed to the Honourable Gary Goodyear, former Minister of State (Science and Technology), concerning the Centre of the Universe in Victoria. The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), has asked me to reply to you on his behalf.
We recognize that the Centre benefits the astronomy community and people of Victoria and the surrounding communities. In this regard, the National Research Council’s President John McDougall has been actively exploring possibilities of working with the astronomy community to facilitate a third party operation to manage the facility and provide appropriate on-going access to the site. I am hopeful that a mutually acceptable solution can be found."