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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3272..

Manuka Oval

(Question No 1577)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming, upon notice, on 22 June 2004:

(1) In Estimates hearings did officials from Sport and Recreation A.C.T. state that the operating cost of Manuka Oval is stable at around $300 000 to $310 000 per year; if so, and the funding made available is only $240,000, how is Manuka Oval expected to operate efficiently with a $70,000 shortfall;

(2) Have any bids been made to the Government to increase funding to Manuka Oval; if so, (a) what was the bid and (b) can supporting documentation be provided;

(3) What cost has the Territory worn in splitting any deficit for Manuka Oval at the end of the financial year 60:40 with the Territory for the years (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) anticipated in 2003-04.

Mr Quinlan

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

(1) According to the Management Agreement for Manuka Oval, the Territory approves the MOMC's annual budget, which may include a Government operating subsidy. At the end of each financial year, a "deficit" occurs if annual expenditure exceeds income (including any operating subsidy). The Management Agreement provides that the two MOMC members (local AFL and Cricket) are required to jointly contribute up to 40% of any annual deficit to a maximum of $20,000. The remainder of the deficit is to be provided by the Territory.

As identified at Estimates hearings, the annual operating subsidy required for Manuka Oval has now stabilised at around $310,000 to $320,000. Whilst the Government provides annual operating subsidies to the MOMC for the facility, any deficits achieved are/will be covered by the formula outlined in the Management Agreement.

(2) The question pertains to matters relating to Budget Cabinet deliberations. Therefore, I will not be responding.










$66,000 (estimated)


Question No 1581)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 23 June 2004:

(1) Further to Question on notice No 1498, how many explosives from the A.C.T. Workcover fireworks amnesty were handed over to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Bomb Squad for disposal;

(2) How many explosives from the A.C.T. Workcover fireworks amnesty were handed over to the AFP Bomb Squad for use in their training exercises;

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