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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3519..


(1) In relation to Additional Funding for Municipal Services as outlined in the 2009-10 Budget, Budget Paper No. 3, page 73, what is the breakdown of the expenditure in this initiative.

(2) What longer term options are being considered.

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

1. The additional funding provided in the 2009-10 financial year has been allocated to Parks, Conservation and Lands ($3.990m), Sport and Recreation ($0.240m), and the ACT Library and Information Service ($0.770m).

2. The Government will be holding Community 'round tables' to increase understanding of the services that are delivered by the Department and to gather community input on a range of service delivery priorities.

Security—Weston manager's cottage

(Question No 245)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2009:

(1) How much was spent on security for the Weston Manager's Cottage each month in the (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09 to date financial years.

(2) What physical security measures have been put in place.

(3) How many acts of vandalism were reported each month in the (a) 2006-07,

(b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09 financial years.

(4) Did a security contract include the provision of static guards; if so, for what period were they in place and what was the cost of the provision.

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

1. The Department assumed responsibility for the Cottage from ACTPLA in May 2008 after the former occupants vacated the property. The details of the cost of engaging security services are commercial-in-confidence and cannot be disclosed.

2. A temporary fence was installed as soon as the Cottage was handed back to the Government and is being replaced by a permanent security fence that is currently under construction.

3. The Department assumed responsibility for the Cottage in May 2008.


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