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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2619 ..


(1) What was the cost of (a) Floriade and (b) the Balloon Spectacular in 2009 in terms of (i) the amount that was spent by the ACT Government, (ii) items or activities on which spending was incurred and the amount of spending on these items or activities, (iii) items or activities on which in-kind contributions were incurred and (iv) the value of any in-kind contributions that were made for each of these items or activities.

(2) How were the costs and in-kind contributions, referred to in part (1) divided between the day time activities of Floriade and NightFest.

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

(1) (a) (i) & (ii)

The total cost of Floriade and Floriade Night Fest 2009 is shown below:

Floriade Day Financial Performance

Floriade Day 2009 Results

REVENUE $’000s

Stall Holders, Catering & Other

568

Floriade Shop

79

Sponsorship (cash)

255

Government Payment for Outputs

2,748

TOTAL REVENUE

3,650

EXPENSES $000’s

Operational

3,012

Marketing

638

TOTAL EXPENSES

3,650

OPERATING RESULT

0

Floriade NightFest Financial Performance

Night Fest 2009 Results

REVENUE $’000s

Ticket Sales

263

Corporate Activities & Other

26

Government Payment for Outputs

400

TOTAL REVENUE

689

EXPENSES $000’s

Operational

571

Marketing

200

TOTAL EXPENSES

771

OPERATING RESULT (DEFICIT)

(82)

The operating deficit for the 2009 event is mainly due to less than expected revenue from ticket sales as a result of the inclement weather during NightFest.


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