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(3) What was the cost of tree maintenance and removal work in schools in the three years before and after this change?

2016-2017 $349,382.62** 2017-2018 $875,943.07

Prior to January 2017, schools directly managed tree maintenance and removal works. This data was not collected centrally.

**Due to a policy change implemented at the commencement of the 2017 calendar year, ACT Property Group took management of tree maintenance and removal work.

(4) a) School tree audits are managed by the ACT Property Group. The ACT Property Group uses a single contractor to undertake school tree audits.

b) The ACT Property Group advises that the same contractor also undertakes the rectification works up to the value of $25,000.

Heritage—representative Aboriginal organisations (Question No 1503)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 8 June 2018:

(1) How many Representative Aboriginal Organisations (RAOs) are there in the ACT.

(2) What are the functions of the RAOs.

(3) Do all of the current RAOs currently have the organisational capability required to undertake these functions; if not, how many do.

(4) How were the current RAOs selected, and when.

(5) Have there been approaches or applications made by other organisations to become RAOs in the last four years; if so, (a) how many and (b) who from.

(6) What steps need to be taken by an organisation to become a RAO.

(7) What minimum standards are required for existing RAOs to maintain their status, for example around governance, or availability to undertake Indigenous Cultural Heritage consulting work.

(8) Are RAOs required to involve their community of traditional owners in their decision-making and consultancy advice; if so (a) is their decision-making and advice required to be "representative", (b) what compliance checking is undertaken by the ACT Government to ensure this is occurring, (c) what methods do they use and (d) what can traditional owners who feel that they are being excluded from decision making by the RAOs do.

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


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