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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1505..


Throsby Park is maintained as a dryland grass area and is not irrigated. The introduction of a bore water irrigation system is not feasible.

(f) Reconstruction of two small sections of path adjacent to Throsby Lane is scheduled for completion by July 2009.

(g) See (e) above.

(h) Roads ACT has recently undertaken maintenance work to clean and reshape the stormwater drain in Throsby Park.

(i) There are no plans to replace signage at Throsby Park. The Department's current priority for installation of new signage is at sites where there is high visitation, such as the 28 Town and District Parks across Canberra and the popular areas of the 33 reserves making up Canberra Nature Park.

Public service—travel

(Question No 60)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2009:

(1) How much did the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) spend on travel including itemised amounts for airfares, accommodation and travel allowance for the (a) 2007-08 financial year and (b) 2008-09 financial year to 31 December 2008.

(2) What proportion of travel was domestic as opposed to international.

(3) Did any officers from TAMS undertake international travel during the periods listed in part (1); if so, what was the purpose of the trip and how much did each trip cost.

(4) What proportion of airfares were for business or first class travel as opposed to economy.

(5) What proportion of trips were on Qantas as opposed to Virgin Blue and other airlines.

(6) Does TAMS have a scheme where frequent flyer points accrued on departmental travel are used to help meet the costs of future travel; if so, what is the level of participation.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question in regards to the Territory and Municipal Services Portfolio is as follows:

1.

Airfares

Accommodation

Travel allowance/other costs

(a) 2007-08

$300,568.80

$69,377.94

$89,994.74

(b) 2008-09 FY to 31 Dec 08

$129,916.04

$34,168.85

71,475.74


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