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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2241 ..

working with industry both here in the ACT and in the Australian Capital Region. The Corporation will continue to manage Floriade, the Subaru Rally of Canberra and support a range of other events under the Events Assistance Program as well as identify and/or initiate events. However, it will not manage any other main events.

(2) The Government will consider a range of potential appointees from within the ACT tourism industry. This consideration will extend to suitable individuals who are committed to developing the tourism industry.

(3) New members of the Board will be chosen to represent a broad range of interests from within the ACT tourism industry. The Government expects that the Board will arrange its affairs to ensure optimal use of the skills, expertise and interests of individual members as well as of the Board as a whole.

(4) As noted above, the Government is considering a range of potential appointees representing a broad range of interests within the tourism industry.

(5) Yes. Each member is paid $8,000 per annum in remuneration. Funding will be found within existing Corporation resources.

Gold Creek Homestead

(Question No 773)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Urban Services:

In relation to Gold Creek Homestead:

(1) What are the current costs associated with maintenance of the Gold Creek Homestead;

(2) What was the cost of maintaining Gold Creek Homestead each year since 1997 to the current year;

(3) Are there any other costs the Government incurs due to the Gold Creek Homestead;

(4) Who is in charge of managing the Gold Creek Homestead;

(5) How many tourists visit Gold Creek Homestead on a monthly basis;

(6) Is there a charge to visit Gold Creek Homestead;

(7) Does the Government receive income from the Gold Creek Homestead.

Mr Wood

: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) The Gold Creek site (blocks 1 & 2, section 23 Ngunnawal) which includes the homestead building is managed as part of the Property Branch portfolio of surplus properties by Totalcare Property Management (TPM) for which TPM receive a fee.

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