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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 8 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 2289..


we believe will support the whole of hospital achieving the targets that the government has signed up for.

Sport—funding

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Sport and Recreation. Minister, in the budget there is an allocation of $200,000 for design work associated with a synthetic football pitch at Melrose high and $40,000 for design work for Greenway oval. Both these projects were Labor promises during the 2012 campaign, with a total of $1.5 million claimed to be allocated in the 2013-14 budget. Minister, where is this funding located in the budget papers?

MR BARR: The government has allocated funding to progress those projects. Once they have been through their various development processes and are shovel-ready, the government will fund their construction.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, when will the football facilities in Melrose be completed?

MR BARR: I will update the Assembly on that matter once the first stage of work on the project has been completed.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, you promised completion of Greenway oval improvements during the 2013-14 financial year. How will you deliver on this promise?

MR BARR: I have indicated in response to Mr Doszpot's question that we will get the design work complete, get the project through the development assessment process and, once it is ready for construction, provide funding.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, how many other Labor election promises on sport are not fully funded as promised for the coming financial year?

MR BARR: It is an excellent budget for sport and recreation. There is support for a wide range of initiatives, and the government will be completing all of its election commitments. As I indicated previously in regard to the earlier questions in this series of questions, the government will look to fund construction projects once they are shovel-ready.

Budget

MS PORTER: My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer outline to the Assembly how the budget handed down yesterday builds and transforms the ACT and strengthens the ACT economy?


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