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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 20 May 1993) . . Page.. 1681 ..

community groups during this period. The insights and views gained by the reference group will be important inputs to their advice to the Government on the content and form of the final report to the Assembly, as set out in the group's terms of reference. The way in which the reference group will develop this advice is set out in a report from the reference group chair attached to the third stage progress report tabled today.

The study now moves into its final stage, leading to the preparation of a report on what Canberra should be like in the year 2020. The report will be based on discussion and comment on the issues papers and the community views gained through the reference group's consultations. It will set out goals, implementation strategies and evaluation and review processes as called for in the Assembly's motion. Madam Speaker, I present the third quarterly report of the Canberra in the Year 2020 study to the Assembly and a copy of this statement, and I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Debate (on motion by Ms Szuty) adjourned.

Ministerial Statement

MR BERRY (Minister for Health, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Sport) (3.19): I seek leave to make a statement in relation to a sports forum in the ACT.

Leave granted.

MR BERRY: I would like to inform the Assembly of a most important initiative in the Government's planning for sport and recreation in the ACT. It is another part of our consultation with the community, our continuing consultation with the community.

The ACT Sport and Recreation Council, in conjunction with the Office of Sport and Recreation, has planned a public forum on future directions for sport and recreation in the ACT for Saturday, 22 May 1993, at the Institute of Sport, Bruce, to develop long-term strategies for sport and recreation. The forum is complementary to the 2020 vision strategy that the Legislative Assembly agreed to in August 1992. As part of the discussions of the 2020 vision's strategy, the ACT Office of Sport and Recreation and the ACT Sport and Recreation Council identified relevant issues for developing a planning strategy towards 2020. The council will be involved in consultation on the 2020 vision strategy and felt that the forum on future directions would be an appropriate way to provide input to it. The forum aims to identify needs and to develop objectives and strategies to meet these in key areas of sport and recreation provision over the next 10 years.

In planning the forum, seven consultative groups were established to discuss each of the seven identified issues. Each group has prepared discussion papers for further development in participative workshops at the forum. Each paper discusses issues and trends likely to influence the theme area, a vision for the area in the year 2000 and objectives to be achieved to make the vision a reality. The forum, Madam Speaker, will provide an opportunity for a large cross-section of the community with a wide range of views to participate in open

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