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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1659..


this program in 2007 took into account concerns about the impact on the fabric and gardens of Calthorpes' House from the increasing numbers of people that have been attending this event in recent years.

(2) The programs listed in (1) were cancelled in 2006-07. For 2007-08, it is anticipated that programs will be reduced overall by approximately 20%, in order to consolidate the number of programs offered and concentrate on providing fewer programs but with more participants in each.

(3) The content of the programs remains valid and they can be reactivated or presented in a different way in the future.

(4) A reduction of approximately $20,000 per annum has been made in the marketing of these sites.

(5) Consultations were held with staff and unions regarding the proposed budget strategy. The Corporation's Historic Places Advisory Committee was also briefed on proposed changes relating to the three historic sites, and its views were taken into account.

(6) While the Government supports a range of local history initiatives, there are currently no plans to introduce a specific replacement program.

Graffiti

(Question No 1560)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 1 May 2007:

(1) In relation to Graffiti Art projects, specifically provision of artwork on the bridge underpass area under Justinian Street, on the approach to the Woden Cemetery, what are the details of the process with which the site was determined as an approved legal graffiti site;

(2) When was the site approved as a legal graffiti site;

(3) Who approved the site as a legal graffiti site;

(4) Why does the site not appear on the publicly available lists which are located on the Department of Territory and Municipal Services website, entitled "Community Art Murals"and "Legal Graffiti Art sites";

(5) Does the site appear on any list made available to City Rangers and/or ACT Police; if not, why not; if so, why is this list not made available to the public.

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

(1) The process for approval of a legal graffiti mural site includes:

a) Assessment of the proposed site for suitability for painting as a diversionary site, in line with the 2004 Graffiti Strategy;

b) Consultation with the asset owner and private residents/businesses with direct line of sight to the proposed mural;


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