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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 4 Hansard (17 March) . . Page.. 1284..


(6) The Heart Foundation grant to deliver their support services to Kids at Play will be determined annually in the grants process.

Planning-recreation strategy

(Question No 203)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:

(1) Is Sport and Recreation preparing and ACT Recreation Strategy in response to the outcomes of the Canberra Plan; if so, has work begun on this strategy;

(2) Has a completion date been set for the release of the strategy and when will it be released publicly;

(3) Why is the Government preparing a Recreation strategy and what will it be used for;

(4) What is the estimated cost of preparing this Strategy.

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

(1) Sport and Recreation ACT has commenced the preparation of a Recreation Strategy. The terms of reference may be found at

http://www.sport.act.gov.au/development/projects/recstrategy.html

This strategy is in response to the Canberra Plan.

(2) July 2006.

(3) The Government is preparing the Strategy to ensure: (a) identify the current provision, both urban and non-urban, of recreation space in the ACT, (b) the development of guiding principles for future land use and provision in urban and non-urban settings in the ACT, and (c) identification of future opportunities in the ACT that will increase opportunities and derive greater community and business/tourism benefits.

(4) It is anticipated that a consultancy for planning guidelines for land use will cost $35,000, with a consultant to be selected and formally engaged by late March 2005. Sport and Recreation ACT will complete the remainder of the Strategy.

Emergency services-road rules

Question No 207)

Mrs Dunne asked the Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:

(1) Have fire-fighting personnel with (a) ACT Forests and (b) Parks Brigade at any time been given a directive not to respond to reports of bushfire incidents, that is to say, to engage in Urgent Duty Driving for example driving in a manner where the road rules may be broken where reasonable to do so;


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