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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3256..


(3) The amount of potable water used to maintain ACT Government sportsgrounds in 2008/09 was 1,089,419 kl at a cost of $4,146,863. The amount of non-potable water consumed was 87,353 kl, at a cost of $347,213.

Schools—sportsgrounds water use

(Question No 723)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 18 March 2010 (redirected to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation):

(1) Given the fact that the government has had to rationalise the watering of ovals and school grounds during the current drought conditions, how are ovals and school grounds determined as priority areas and therefore maintained by the department.

(2) Who makes the decision about what areas are determined as priority.

(3) Will the Minister provide a list of ovals and schools that have been determined as priority areas.

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

(1) Within the current drought period of 2004 - 2010 the government has not had to rationalise the watering of ovals. All sports ovals currently in operation are determined as priority, hence the watering regime has continued.

(2) In 2007, in anticipation of the introduction of level 4 restrictions, Sport and Recreation Services worked with industry representatives to prioritise grounds of use with Priority 1 ovals being the most essential to continue their activities. The exercise findings were never required to be implemented as stage 4 has not been required.

(3) The priority list from the 2007 exercise is attached. Should stage 4 or more stringent water restrictions be required this list will need to be renewed.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Public service—staffing

(Question No 729)

Mrs Dunne asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 23 March 2010:

(1) What was the head count and the full-time equivalent (FTE) count for staff employed at the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) as at 31 December 2009.

(2) How many of those staff referred to in part (1), both head count and FTEs, were (a) presidential members, (b) members, (c) registry staff, (d) legal professionals, (e) support staff and (f) other staff as at 31 December 2009.

(3) What were the roles and classification of those staff referred to in part 2(f) as at 31 December 2009.


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