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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4935..


Gold Creek golf club

(Question No 1063)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

(1) What is the government's involvement with the golf club at Gold Creek;

(2) How will water be managed for the greens under Stage 3 restrictions.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) The Government owns the Gold Creek Country Club Pty Ltd.

(2) Water for the greens will predominately be derived from the dam on the golf course. This dam recovers stormwater from the Harcourt Hill development. As such it is not subject to Stage 3 Water Restrictions. Not withstanding this, the Gold Creek Country Club will carefully manage its water.


Should there be insufficient water in the dam to last the summer the Golf Course will abide by the restrictions on water use as advised by ACTEW.


I understand that an exemption has been sought to ensure that safety works currently underway at the Golf Course can be completed.

Business-bidding wars

(Question No 1064)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 18 November 2003:

Can the Chief Minister provide details of:

(1) the pact signed in August by New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to end bidding wars for big events (Business Review Weekly, October 30, p 42);

(2) the agreement signed in August by New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory to stop bidding wars for businesses (Business Review Weekly, October 30, p 30).

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

Interstate Investment Cooperation Agreement

(1) On 5 September 2003 the ACT, together with New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, entered into the Interstate Investment Cooperation Agreement. This a three-year agreement to co-operate wherever possible to minimise incentives when it is clear that new projects and major events are committed to Australia.

(2) On 5 September 2003 the ACT, together with New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, entered into the Interstate Investment


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