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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (11 April) . .

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Economic Development Directorate—Venue and Event Services (Question No 80)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Tourism and Events, upon notice, on 19 March 2013:

Did the annual report, on page 143, note that one of Events ACT's aims is to increase opportunities for community engagement and social inclusiveness through the staging of significant celebratory events; if so, why has there only been two community engagement projects for Territory venues and events.

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

(1) Venue and Event Services was formed in February 2012. The new Venue and Event Services branch consists of two groups: Territory Venue and Events (TVE) and Events ACT.

The annual report notes that one of Events ACT's aims is to increase opportunities for community engagement and social inclusiveness through the staging of significant celebratory events. This is distinct from community engagement activities where the community's views are sought on a specific subject.

(2) I draw your attention to page 143 of the annual report that outlines the highlights, events and programs undertaken by Events ACT in 2011-12.

The two community engagement projects reported under Territory Venues and Events (page 160) refer to instances where the Directorate is providing targeted and specific information to members of the community and seeking feedback.

Sport—motor sport (Question No 81)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Tourism and Events, upon notice, on 19 March 2013:

(1) Has the Government spent approximately $108 525 for various motorsport clubs to develop a "Strategic Business Planning Process"; if so, what does this include and what future viability issues have been identified.

(2) What findings have the Government identified in relation to the environmental and economic feasibility studies that have been conducted.

(3) Have noise issues been considered in the overall planning process for motorsports.

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

(1) Yes. The first round of the Community Motorsport Development Program in 2010-11 provided financial assistance to eligible community motorsport clubs to enable them to access professional expertise and assistance with business and management planning to assist them to maintain their organisational viability. The funding was


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