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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (12 April) . .

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Government subsidies are an important contribution to community services across all sectors.

(3) Nil.

(4) The Community and Other Tenancies, Application and Allocation Policy 2007 is the existing policy that can be found at

The Joint Community Government Reference Group is looking into the issue related to community facilities. They have established in 2017 a Community Facilities Working Group to examine the issues in more detail working with ACTCOSS, YWCA Canberra, Belconnen Community Services and COTA, with the ACT Government represented by the Community Services Directorate, Environmental Planning and Sustainability Development Directorate and Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate.

(5) Yes.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Municipal services—playgrounds (Question No 944)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

In relation to playgrounds in the ACT, what is the breakdown of funds by suburb or district, if any, of funding allocated to (a) new playgrounds,( b) playground upgrades and (c) playground repairs.

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


a) $900,000 was allocated in the 2016-17 Budget to upgrade five existing playgrounds in four locations. These included local neighbourhood playgrounds in Gowrie ($160,000), Florey ($170,000) and Evatt ($160,000) and two play areas at Yerrabi Pond District Park in Gungahlin ($410,000). $360,000 was allocated in the 2016-17 Budget to design and construct three new natural playspaces. The locations were at Tuggeranong Town Park, Greenway ($120,000), Barton ($120,000) and O'Connor ($120,000).

b) $200,500 was allocated in the 2016-17 Budget to undertake minor upgrades on existing playgrounds. The upgrades included bark top ups and minor amendments to existing items of play equipment. The locations included:

Suburb Amount Chisholm $2,700 Conder $2,200 Fadden $3,600 Gordon $3,000

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