Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 17 March 2005) . . Page.. 1290 ..
(1) and (2) $833,000 of the $1.077M from the 2003-04 Crime Prevention Budget was expended last financial year.
As per previous advice to you, $143,000 reallocated for the police study was rolled over to 2004-05 because tenders for that consultancy were not finalised until into the 2004-05 financial year.
Delays in data collection during phase two of the research on sexual assault also meant that phase three funding of $40,000 was rolled over into 2004-05.
In effect, $60,000 was unspent and this was spread over a range of projects. The underspend was due to such reasons as projects coming in under budget on items such as printing, consultancy fees and other services, or staffing on a project not applying for the full 12 months because of a delay in filling an unexpected vacancy during the year.
(3) The 2004-05 JACS Output 2.2 Crime Prevention Budget allocation is $1.113M. Following a government direction that the Department of Justice and Community Safety was to find 1% savings across its portfolio the previous minister agreed that $400,000 from the crime prevention budget contribute to that savings. This means that the amount available from the 2004-05 budget is $713,000. When coupled with the $183,000 rollover that leaves an amount of $896,000 for the 2004-05 financial year.
(4) To date $530,000 has been expended. It is anticipated that all funding will be expended before the end of the financial year.
(5) Projects funded during the current financial year are:
• Crime – What can I do (eg brochures etc)
• Crime Prevention Road Shows (eg Police stand at Show)
• Answers Where you Live (eg police van at local shopping centre)
• Sexual assault research
• Bushfire arson research
• Kenny Koala
• Police Aboriginal Liaison Officer
• Children at risk programs in PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club)
• CLASP (Community Liaison Advisory and Safety Project) administrative support
• Lock Out - affordable house and car security program for pensioners
• Police study consultancy
• Designing-out-crime seminars and training
• Neighbourhood Watch - interim support
Motor vehicles—home garaged
(Question No 224)
Mrs Dunne asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 8 March 2005:
(1) How many cars in your department with ACT Government numberplates are home-garaged every day;
(2) How many are garaged by officers on call;