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

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(3) The impact of noise is a significant issue for motorsports in the ACT and elsewhere. Noise impacts and mitigations are considered in motorsports planning at both Fairbairn Park and the proposed Pierces Creek facility.

Health— general practitioners (Question No 87)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 21 March 2013:

(1) In relation to the 2011-12 GP Development Fund, page 125 of the annual report, how many applications for grants were received in the fifth round of the fund.

(2) Who successfully received these grants, and how much funding did each recipient receive.

(3) Was there a common theme surrounding applications that were not successful.

(4) How many grants were for new general practitioners from interstate opening a practice.

(5) How many of these grants were used to make accessing a general practitioner more affordable.

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

(1) Forty two applications were received from twenty four practices across the ACT.

(2) Please see Attachment A.

(3) Unsuccessful proposals were listed as either marginal or 'out of scope'. In the GP Development Fund Round 5 Guidelines, under section 3.3: What will not be funded? there is a list of what will not be funded. This includes:

i. Any activity or event that does not occur within the ACT ii. Applications that primarily fund research iii. The purchase of vehicles iv. Salaries or recurrent costs v. Major capital works vi. International travel for conferences and courses vii. Recruitment agency fees viii. Costs of equipment considered to be part of the normal operational requirements within a general practice. ix. Projects that have already occurred or costs that have already been incurred. x. Proposals for the continuation of already existing projects were considered.

(4) In GP Development Fund Round 5 no grant funds were awarded for new general practitioners from interstate opening a practice.

(5) The purpose of the GP Development Fund is to support, sustain and develop GPs working in Canberra by providing one-off incentive payments to GP practices serving


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