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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3610 ..


appropriate to divert resources from other priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member's question. However, I offer the member a verbal briefing to discuss their questions.

(3) On 31 July 2018, new regulations were introduced to support compliance activity in relation to illegal dumping. Building on from this legislative work, in the coming months, TCCS intends to target identified illegal dumping areas across Canberra using surveillance cameras to deter and identify offenders. Areas will be sign posted that cameras may be used in the area, with rangers relocating cameras at various locations intermittently.

(6) Due to the intermittent and surreptitious nature of illegal dumping, capturing offenders committing the offence is difficult and occurs infrequently. Rangers have been proactively targeting known illegal dumping sites, and have infringed business and people where offenders have been identified. The above mentioned surveillance camera and signage activities should aid in deterring and identifying offenders and holding them accountable.

Rural fire services—funding (Question No 1614)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) Why is the $602,000 grant from the Commonwealth for the renovations at the Rural Fire Service (RFS) Molonglo Shed project not accounted for in the ACT Budget papers

(2) Under which line item(s) of the ACT Budget papers was the $550,000 drawn for this project.

(3) Why is there not a single line item in the ACT Budget papers showing total expenditure on this project.

(4) What joint training exercises took place between Molonglo RFS and West Belconnen ACT Fire and Rescue and (a) where did this training occur and (b) on what date did this training occur.

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

(1) The $602,000 is part of the 2015-17 Natural Disaster and Resilience Program (NDRP) funding received from the Commonwealth, and is embedded in the base of the controlled recurrent payments in the ACT Budget Papers - Budget Statement D.

(2) The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) contributed $550,000 from its own controlled recurrent payments (Please refer to 2018-19 ACT Budget Papers under Budget Statement D (page 47) and Question on Notice Number 1364).

(3) NDRP funding is not reported in this manner. NDRP projects are disclosed at an aggregate level per the Commonwealth funding provided.


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