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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 2393..

(3) What are the closing dates for project and multi-year funding applications for 2007, and when will the successful funding recipients be announced;

(4) What level of funding was granted to MusicACT by ArtsACT in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006;

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) All categories of the 2007 ACT Arts Fund - Key Arts Organisation Funding, Community Arts Funding, Project Funding, Creative Arts Fellowships, the 2006 Poetry Prize, and the 2006 ACT Book of the Year - were opened on 1 May 2006.

(2) On 1 May 2006 the funding booklet was made available on artsACT's website. Copies were also distributed to approximately 1,200 artists, groups and organisations on artsACT's funding database. Additionally, copies were distributed through the ACT Library Service. Advertisements were placed in The Canberra Times on 6, 13, and 20 May 2006, as well as the Koori Mail on 3 May 2006. Two public information sessions were held at the new Griffin Centre in Civic on 9 May 2006, at 12 noon and 6pm.

(3) The closing date for all categories was 9 June 2006. It is anticipated that in September an announcement will be made about successful applications to the Key Arts Organisation category, with remaining categories to be announced in the months afterwards.

(4) MusicACT was not successful in its 2005 or 2006 applications to the ACT Arts Funding Program.

Waste disposal-building sites

(Question No 1151)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 6 June 2006:

(1) What legal responsibility do developers and builders have to contain rubbish accruing at development and building sites;

(2) Who is responsible for clearing building and related rubbish from public places;

(3) What measures are being taken to control the distribution by wind of rubbish in Horsepark Drive and Flemington Road from Wells Station to Palmerston;

(4) What action is going to be taken to clear the existing rubbish.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) Responsibility for regulating builders within the Building Code of Australia rests with ACT Planning and Land Authority, who administer the Building Act 2004. That Code's ACT Appendix requires builders to provide suitable enclosures to retain construction related material that can be wind-blown. The code only applies during construction of building work. Private sector building surveyors inspect building sites for compliance with the Building Code. The Authority audits the work of licensed building surveyors, which includes the litter requirements of the code.

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