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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3047..


(6) TAMS purchases a small amount of fine grade eucalyptus chip for use in high priority parks such as Glebe Park, the Lady White Garden in Lennox Gardens and the English Garden in Weston Park. The total volume of fine grade chip purchased each year is approximately 60 cubic metres at a cost of approximately $3,000.

(7) The TAMS website notes that members of the public are generally not permitted to keep wood from street trees because of concerns about spreading wood pests and disease. In general the process of chipping kills the majority of insect pests, such as termites, reducing the chance of termites spreading.

(8) Yes. TAMS has made suitable wood material available for land remediation projects and will continue with this practice.

(9) Yes. Mulch by-product from urban forest operations is made available for planting programs undertaken by TAMS and Roads ACT capital works projects such as the Gungahlin Drive Extension. TAMS is currently liaising with the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate in relation to future possible sustainable uses for tree maintenance by-product.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—community gardens (Question No 2393)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) What community funding has the Government provided for community gardens for the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2009-10.

(2) Which community groups have received the funding referred to in part (1) in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2009-10.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate provides advice to community groups seeking a licence to establish a community garden on unleased Territory land. TAMS does not normally provide community funding for community gardens.

(2) No community groups received funding from TAMS specifically for community gardens as TAMS is only responsible for licensing the use of unleased Territory land. However, funding was provided to repair a fence at the Kaleen community garden. The community can apply for the following funding programs:

i. ACT Health Promotions grants program (Operational grants) ii. ACT Community Support and Infrastructure Grants program (targeted) iii. ACT Tenant Initiated Grants program (targeted capital) iv. ACT Environment grants program (capital) v. ACT Seniors Grants and Sponsorship program (Active aging) vi. Sport and Recreation Grants program (Physically active recreation).


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