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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1842 ..


(6) What has been the total costing allocated and spent on the festival (a) this year and (b) for each year over the past 10 years, excluding multicultural grants.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

In response to the member’s questions, I can inform the Assembly that:

(1) Data about stallholders is held under the following categories listed in the Participation Policy.

For the 2018 National Multicultural Festival how many stalls, in total were present for:

(a) Community Food – 93

(b) Community Information - 58

(c) Community Clubs - 9

(d) Commercial Operators (food only) – 9

(e) Commercial Operators (food & liquor) – 26

(f) Diplomatic Mission - 81

(2) For each kind of stall as listed in part (1), how many occupied a stall on:

Community Food

Community Information

Community Clubs

Commercial Operators (Food Only)

Commercial Operators (Food & Liquor)

Diplomatic Missions

Friday Only

There were no Friday only package available to stall holders

Saturday Only

29

3

0

0

0

67

Sunday Only

2

55

0

0

0

14

Friday and Saturday Only

7

0

3

0

2

0

Friday and Sunday Only

There were no Friday and Sunday packages available to stall holders

Saturday and Sunday Only

6

0

0

0

1

0

Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3 days)

49

0

6

9

23

Total

93

58

9

9

26

81

(3) (a) & (b)

A total of 349 3 x 3 structures were built for use over the three days of the Festival. A number of these were reconfigured across the weekend to provide 3 x 6 structures as required by stall holders.

(4) How many empty tent stalls were present on each day of the festival.

In order to meet the needs of stallholders, and public safety requirements, it is necessary to pre-build stalls in the days before the festival to ensure adequate numbers are available on Saturday, the busiest day of the Festival.

There were a number of empty stalls over the three days of the festival, including:

156 on Friday, mainly because there are very few diplomatic or information stall bookings on Friday and overall demand for stalls is reduced due to it being a half day;


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