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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6121 ..


Lakes—recreational activities

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur on Tuesday, 15 November 2011): Canberra has three main lakes, Lake Ginninderra, Lake Tuggeranong and Lake Burley Griffin. Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong are wholly managed by Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMSD) whilst Lake Burley Griffin is managed by the National Capital Authority (NCA) and the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin not designated as National Land are also maintained by TAMSD. The foreshores of all Canberra lakes contain major recreational facilities for a range of ages including beaches, designated swimming areas for toddlers and young children, jetties, boat ramps for non-petroleum powered boats, BBQs and playgrounds, walking/jogging and cycling paths.

As part of the management of these recreation facilities, the Economic Development Directorate through Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), routinely canvasses local organised sporting and recreation groups ensuring that their needs and/or concerns are heard and actioned where appropriate. SRS also attends lake user forums and water quality management meetings to address specific concerns and keep abreast of the issues pertaining to organised lake user sporting and recreation groups.

Additionally in 2010, Rowing ACT with input from SRS, commissioned a ‘Strategic Review of Recreational Facilities around Lake Burley Griffin’ (Review). The scope of the Review was to identify the main recreational users of Lake Burley Griffin, to identify their existing facilities and what if any future facility requirements would be required. The recommendations found within this Review regarding recreation opportunities around Lake Burley Griffin would generally be applicable for Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong.

SRS are working with various government agencies such as TAMSD and NCA to further the Review recommendations including the investigation of sporting group facilities.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—capacity

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Seselja on Thursday, 22 September 2011): The 2002-03 Treasury modelling of ACT detainee populations included a medium forecast and a high forecast. The projections are:

Year (June)

Medium Forecast Projected Detainee Population

High Forecast Projected Detainee Population

2002

209

209

2003

212

216

2004

214

223

2005

216

229

2006

219

235

2007

221

239

2008

224

244


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