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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 13 Hansard (19 November) . .

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a series of management objectives for the hall, defines the primary and ancillary uses of the hall and proposes a series of actions to advance the management objectives.

The committee received eight submissions and held one public hearing where it heard from eight witnesses. The report includes eight recommendations. The committee's first recommendation is for the government to review the requirement to develop plans of management to ensure it is appropriate and effective. The next three recommendations concern improvements in the drafting of the plan itself, an area that officials have indicated to the committee they are open to.

Recommendations 5 and 6 concern hire rates and the need for a discount for community groups hiring the hall. Recommendation 7 concerns arrangements for booking the hall. The final recommendation concerns the proposal to trial a cafe or catering service on the site.

The committee and all its members extend thanks to everyone who provided information and evidence to the inquiry, including directorate officials, the minister, interested organisations and members of the community. I thank Hamish Finlay and my fellow members of the committee for their work on this inquiry.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR SMYTH (Brindabella): Pursuant to standing order 246A I make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. The Standing Committee on Public Accounts recently resolved, on 10 November 2015, to inquire into and report to the Legislative Assembly on Auditor-General's Report No 3 of 2015: Restoration of the Lower Cotter Catchment. The terms of reference for the committee's inquiry are the Auditor-General's report. The committee has called for written submissions to the inquiry, with a closing date of close of business on 5 February 2016. The committee will be holding public hearings on 3 March 2016.

The committee has also resolved to inquire into and report to the Legislative Assembly on Auditor-General's Report No 6 of 2015: Bulk Water Alliance. The terms of reference for the committee's inquiry are the Auditor-General's report. The committee has called for written submissions to the inquiry, with a closing date of close of business on 5 February 2016. The committee will be holding public hearings on 31 March 2016.

The committee expects to complete its report into both inquiries by 11 August 2016 and report to the Assembly.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on forthwith.


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