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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 7 Hansard (16 June) . . Page.. 2344..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Dalrymple Street; $170,000 to install directional signage at Coorong and Mort streets; $15,000 for a high-angle approach to improve left turns at Morphett Street; $58,000 for line marking at Ginninderra Drive; $70,000 to upgrade edge lines on William Hovell Drive; and $340,000 to install traffic signals at the intersection of Luxton Street and Lathlain Street, Belconnen.

The Australian government is also investing $300 million in local governments to stimulate local growth and economic activity in 2008-09. This funding package is available in two components: $250 million in the regional, local and community infrastructure program and $50 million in the strategic projects program. The ACT received $2 million under the regional program to upgrade Eddison and Glebe parks. The Eddison youth recreation facility will provide youth spaces, performance stages and rest and respite areas. The Glebe Park upgrade will include a new shade sail over the existing playground, a multifunctional seating and play wall and an events stage in the southern zone of the park. In February 2009, as part of the nation building program, the Australian government announced an increase in that fund to $550 million.

On 5 April 2009, the Australian government announced a $650 million jobs fund to support local jobs, build skills and improve facilities in local communities. This program is primarily aimed at providing employment in areas of high disadvantage across Australia. This amount is in addition to the government's $42 billion economic stimulus plan. The Australian government has identified seven priority areas to receive funding under this component. None of those areas fall within the ACT or surrounding region. Guidelines for those applications were released on 18 April.

I present the following paper:

Nation Building and Jobs Plan—Implementation in the ACT—Ministerial statement, 16 June 2009.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

World Refugee Day

Ministerial statement

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella—Minister for Disability and Housing, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Corrections) (3.41), by leave: I present the following paper:

World Refugee Day 2009—Ministerial statement, 16 June 2009.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

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