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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 4 Hansard (21 March) . . Page.. 1287..


National Multicultural Festival—cost (Question No 59)

Mr Wall asked the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, upon notice, on 14 February 2013:

(1) What was the total cost of the Multicultural Festivals for (a) 2013, (b) 2012 and (c) 2011.

(2) What was the total cost of celebrity appearances made during and while promoting the Multicultural Festivals for (a) 2013, (b) 2012 and (c) 2011.

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

(1) (a) As in previous years, the final costs for the National Multicultural Festival for 2013 will be available by 30 June 2013.

(b) The total expenditure on the National Multicultural Festival for 2012 was $808,211. This cost was offset by revenue from sponsorship, stall hire fees and government allocation.

(c) The total expenditure on the National Multicultural Festival for 2011 was $622,388. This cost was offset by revenue from sponsorship, stall hire fees and government allocation.

(2) (a) As in previous years, the final costs for the National Multicultural Festival for 2013 will be available by 30 June 2013.

(b) $22,966.00

(c) Nil cost, as it was covered by sponsorship agreement.

Floriade—funding (Question No 60)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 14 February 2013:

Did the Half-Yearly Performance Report cite a $7.6 million increase in direct spending for the staging of Floriade; if so, (a) what is the breakdown of what this additional funding was used for, (b) why was this additional funding necessary and (c) what was the initial funding element that is being supplemented.

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

The figure referred to does not relate to the cost of staging the event. Output class 1.5 contains an accountability indicator of setting a target of $20 million of direct visitor expenditure generated as a result of Floriade 2012.


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