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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2010) . . Page.. 383 ..


(6) Competitive and non-competitive car rallying, rally driving tuition and competitive and non competitive motorcycle riding events are allowed in several areas of the former ACT Forests estate, including Pierces Creek outside the lower Cotter catchment, Miowera Pines, Stromlo forest and Kowen Forest. In addition, roads are available for general public use for recreational driving and sightseeing in all catchments except the upper Cotter.

(7) The Government is currently providing funding of $0.5m in 2009-10 for the establishment of an off-road recreational riding area. The Government has also committed a total of $1.5m over the next three financial years (2010-11 to 2012-13) for an investment fund to provide support for motorsport in the ACT.

(8) The Government has committed a total of $1.5m over the next three financial years (2010-11 to 2012-13) for an investment fund to provide support for motorsport in the ACT.

(9) This information is not easily quantifiable.

(10) Australian Capital Tourism does not have access to data in respect to how many tourists visited over the last four financial years to attend motorsport events. The following table show total visitors to the Rally of Canberra since 2004:

Year

Visitors

2004

3,973

2005

2,361

2006

1,602

2007

Not available (event delivered by the Confederation of Australia Motor Sport - CAMS)

2008

Not available (event delivered by CAMS)

2009

Not available (event delivered by CAMS)

(11) See Table Below

(12) See Table Below

Rally of Canberra (ROC)

Year

ACT Government Financial Contribution $’000’s

In –Kind Contribution

$’000’s

Venue

2005

740

Nil (all cost shown)

Kowen, Stromlo Forest & Fairbairn Park

2006

740

Nil (all cost shown)

Kowen & Stromlo Forest

2007

740

Nil (all cost shown)

Kowen & Stromlo Forest

2008

300

Included ROC in visitcanberra website and generic communications

Kowen & Stromlo Forest

2009

0

Included ROC in visitcanberra website and generic communications

Kowen & Stromlo Forest



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