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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2236 ..

Many of the scarred trees are in areas that are still not safe to enter and are not expected to be safe to enter before Spring 2003. Field inspection of known scarred trees is now scheduled to commence in October 2003.

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation-name change

(Question No 748)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 18 June 2003.

In relation to the change of name of Canberra Tourism and Events Corporations to Australia Capital Tourism as stated in your press release of 16 June 2003 entitled 'New Look for Tourism in the ACT':

(1) What is the total forecast cost to the government for implementing all aspects of this name change across the organization;

(2) Is the cost at (1) above included in the 2003-04 budget papers, and if so, where;

(3) If the cost at (1) above it not shown in the 2003-04 budget papers, why not;

(4) What is the forecast time frame for the implementation and finalisation of the change of name.

(5) What is the forecast date for the expansion of the Board of Australian Capital Tourism from seven to nine members.

Mr Quinlan

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The expected cost to the Government to implement all aspects of the name change includes changes to stationery and signage and the cost of time to revise the corporate website. It is not possible to forecast an exact cost as these will be borne progressively.

(2) No specific budget allocation has been made in the 2003-2004 budget papers to implement costs attributed to the name change in view of the progressive nature of the implementation costs. The initial costs will be absorbed in the current financial year.

(3) See answer to question 2.

(4) Cabinet agreed to the name change on 16 June 2003. The forecast time frame for implementing the change will be on the same day that the Assembly endorses the legislative changes. (See 5 below)

(5) The expansion of the Board of Australian Capital Tourism from seven to nine members will be effective when the Legislative Assembly endorses the Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Amendment Bill 2003. The Bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly on 19 June 2003.

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