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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 October 2021) . . Page.. 2792 ..

Our investments will grow the sector through creating local jobs, building our region’s capacity and capability to create, develop and celebrate art and culture, and attracting visitors and investments in our world-class offerings right here in the ACT, which, in turn, creates more opportunities and more support for artists and more jobs. A rising tide lifts all boats, and our ambition aims to do just that by supporting the entire Canberra arts ecosystem, ranging from small-scale arts and crafts hawkers to big-production tours and concerts.

Just some of our initiatives include: more than $4 million to progress site investigations and planning for an expansion and redevelopment of the Canberra Theatre Centre, and for upgrades to it in the short-term; $2 million for the Tuggeranong Arts Centre theatre upgrade; $960,000 for the expansion and activation of Canberra Museum and Gallery; $350,000 for HOMEFRONT 3; $246,000 to support training of theatre technicians at Canberra Theatre Centre; $200,000 for a new public art commission, where the subject and artist are female or non-binary artists; and abolishing hawker permit fees.

Mr Barr: Further questions can be placed on the notice paper.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 17(5)—Auditor-General’s Report No 8/2021—Canberra Light Rail Stage 2a: Economic Analysis dated 24 September 2021.

Bills referred to Committees, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020, as amended 11 February, 30 March, 22 April and 16 September 2021—Correspondence—Not inquired into—

Financial Management Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, dated 27 September 2021.

Operational Efficiencies (COVID-19) Legislation Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, dated 24 September 2021.

Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act, pursuant to subsection 20(2)—Independent Reviewer—Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2021, dated 27 September 2021, prepared by Professor Dennis Pearce AO.

Inspector of Correctional Services Act, pursuant to subsection 30(2)—Report of a Review of a Critical Incident by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services—Use of force to conduct a strip search at the Alexander Maconochie Centre on 11 January 2021 (CIR 01/21)—Corrigenda, dated 17 September 2021.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Light rail—stage 2 economic analysis

MR STEEL: In question time I was asked about spreadsheets being provided to the government in relation to the economic analysis for light rail stage 2A. The

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