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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 17 March 2005 2005) . . Page.. 1281 ..


Sport and recreation—funding(Question No 200)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:

In relation to the (a) sport education, (b) community, (c) Active Australia Schools Network, (d) disability education services and (e) indigenous sports programs funded by the Australian Sports Commission that are delivered in the ACT, how will Sport and Recreation ACT use the funding from the Australian Sports Commission for each program in 2004-05;

What will be delivered for the expenditure of these funds;

Will the ACT Government supplement this funding; if not, why not; if so, to what value;

Have any funds been committed to any of these programs beyond 2004-05; if so, until what date is financing secure.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Sport and Recreation ACT has a three-year funding agreement (from 2003-04) with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver a number of joint ASC/SRACT initiatives in the ACT. The total budget per annum is $158,200. This budget is broken down as follows: (a) sport education $30,000, (b) community $30,000, (c) Active Australia Schools Network $20,000, (d) indigenous sport $65,200, and (e) disability sport $13,000.

Sport and Recreation ACT uses the funding as follows: (a) sport education – to deliver coach and officiating education and training programs; (b) community – to assist sporting clubs and organisations in their volunteer training and management, and to assist sports with their governance and management improvements; (c) Active Australia Schools Network – coordination of a network of schools to deliver professional development programs and to provide opportunities for state sporting development officers to deliver programs and services to schools; (d) indigenous sport – to employ an Indigenous Sport Coordinator to develop and implement sport and recreation programs for the indigenous community, and (e) disability sport – to assist the Disability Education Officer implement programs for people with disabilities and to help sporting organisations develop and implement programs for people with disabilities as part of their mainstream services.

Sport and Recreation ACT will contribute funding through the provision of staff and additional program resources to the value of $270,000 in 2004/05.

The ASC agreement runs until 2005/06. It is anticipated that a further three-year agreement will be negotiated in early 2006.


Sport and recreation—programs(Question No 201)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:


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