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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1240..

Tourism-visitor bed numbers

(Question No 1392)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 11 March 2004 in relation to occupancy rate for visitor bed numbers.

1. What was the occupancy rate for visitor bed numbers for the last quarter;

2. What was the figure for the same quarter last year;

3. What events, if any, have contributed to visitor numbers in the most recent quarter.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The information requested by the Leader of the Opposition concerning occupancy rates for visitor bed numbers for the last quarter is contained in Australian Capital Tourism's Quarterly Report for October to December 2003. (See Pages 2-3).

A description of the main events that have contributed to visitor bed numbers in the most recent quarter is contained in pages 4-5 with the other events held during the quarter shown on page 13.

The report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 2nd March 2004.

Dog licensing

(Question No 1393)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to:

1) Why did the Government commission a feasibility study looking at domestic animal services;

2) What advice did the Government receive as part of this $7,000 study undertaken by Fulton Technology.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1) Fulton Technology was requested to undertake a review of the Domestic Animal Services' (DAS) Dog Licensing and Management System database (DOGS) in 2003. The review focused on a 'gap analysis' of DOGS. A 'gap analysis' examines the existing system and the ideal system. The difference (or gap) between the two provides the scope for improvement.

2) The Fulton Technology Gap Analysis highlighted a number of improvements, which would assist in improved DAS operations.

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