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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2622..

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

(1) The ACT Government allocated $5.3 million over 4 years in the 2009 10 budget for Tourism to assist in increasing the economic benefit generated through events and domestic marketing. Specifically, visitation in the autumn period, as well as enhancements to Floriade and Floriade NightFest in 2009.











(2) Breakdown for $1.8 million allocated for 2009-10:

$500k - Masterpieces from Paris exhibition (2010)

$400k - Floriade NightFest

$200k - Floriade

$100k - Event development 2011

$600k - Domestic marketing

2010-2011 and beyond breakdown is subject to current budget planning.

(3) In February 2009, Australian Capital Tourism engaged the services of Instinct and Reason to undertake focus group research to test a range of concepts for the new autumn event.

In August 2009, Australian Capital Tourism engaged the services of Ernst & Young to undertake economic modelling of this concept.

In March 2010, the Masterpieces from Paris exhibition afforded an opportunity for Australian Capital Tourism to pilot the event concept on a modest scale. Ernst & Young were engaged to undertake visitor surveys to further test the concept.

Information technology-strategic plan

(Question No 887)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

Has the ACT Government got an Information Technology Strategy Plan; if so, can a copy be supplied.

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

The development of a formal whole of government ICT strategic plan has not yet been undertaken. Development of such a plan is considered to be a priority and it is expected that work will commence on this project during the 2010/11 financial year.

Canberra Hospital-shift rotations

(Question No 894)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

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