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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 8 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2462..


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

(1) Applications can be lodged through Canberra Connect.

(2) The policy for Business and Community Service Signs is available on the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate website at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/334815/Policy_for_Business_and_Community_Service_Signs.pdf .

(3) Signs for community services are approved and erected under the Roads ACT Minor New Works Program at no cost to the organisation. The cost of manufacturing and installation of service signs for commercial businesses are at the expense of the business.

(4) Once an application is received for a service sign the applicant is normally contacted within 10 days. The application process time varies, depending on whether sufficient information has been provided by the applicant and/or site inspections are required.

(5) In 2012 Roads ACT received 26 requests for service signs.

(6) In 2012, 21 were approved and 5 were declined.

(7) Request for service signs are declined when they do not meet the requirements of the Business and Community Service Sign Policy.

Education—exports (Question No 126)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 16 May 2013:

(1) What is the direct value of the education exports sector to the ACT economy.

(2) What is average value that each international student contributes to the ACT economy.

(3) For each dollar spent on education by international students, what is the multiplier value to the ACT economy.

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

(1) The direct value of the education exports sector to the ACT economy was $334 million in the 2012 calendar year. This excludes education services delivered directly within other countries, such as fees for correspondence courses.

(2) The average value of education exports per international student in the ACT was approximately $30,400 in the 2012 calendar year. This does not include the economic contribution from students' consumption of non-education goods and services or through participation in the labour force.

(3) Work prepared for the Economic Development Directorate in December 2012 estimates the output multiplier for the Education and Training sector in the ACT to be 1.097.


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