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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4274..


The study presented four alternative proposals, ranging from a relatively minor refurbishment of the existing structure, through to a full permanent enclosure, including the diving tower. The recommended alternative consisted of an enclosure structure over the main 50 metre pool and the toddlers' pool, with refurbished and enhanced facilities and amenities for users and staff. The diving pool was not to be included in the recommended alternative due to the high additional cost of this component.

Kids at Play

(Question No 1402)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 16 November 2006:

(1) How many schools and other organisations has Kids at Play visited since the inception of this program;

(2) Have there been any changes made to the way in which the Kids at Play resources are scheduled and utilised; if so, what changes have been made and why;

(3) How many profile vans (a) were available for use by Kids at Play when the program started and (b) are currently available for use by Kids at Play;

(4) For what proportion of the time available to these vans are they used in Kids at Play;

(5) What use, if any, is made of these vans when they are not being used for Kids at Play;

(6) Have the profile vans been purchased or leased for the Kids at Play program;

(7) If the vans have been leased, for how long do the leases have to run.

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

(1)

Holiday Care Program

After School Care Centres

Community

Playgroup

TOTAL

Number of Participants1

3,291

9,913

32,596

2,217

46,665

Number of Sessions

101

489

163

55

799

1 Where the Holiday Care Program has not provided participant numbers, an average 30 participants has been included. Where Community event session participants are not known due to the difficulty in attaining participation numbers, it is estimated at 100 participants per session.

(2) The Kids at Play program has a new primary focus on the early childhood sector and selected community events. This narrowed focus was necessary in order to ensure the future sustainability of the program.

(3)

(a) 2

(b) 4


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