Page 946 - Week 03 - Thursday, 30 March 2006

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a) The rent for 2001/02 was $20m2 per annum

b) The rent for 2002/03 was $30m2 per annum

c) The rent for 2003/04 was $40m2 per annum

d) The rent for 2004/05 was set at $50m2 per annum but reduced back to $40m2 per annum to enable ACTSport to discuss rental levels with the Minister for Urban Services.

e) The rent for 2005/06 was set at $65m2 per annum

f) The rent for 2006/07 was set at $85m2 per annum

(2) Yes, in November 2005 ACTSport was threatened with possible eviction if it did not sign the previously offered sublease and pay the new rental rate set from 1 July 2005. A new one year sublease offer with a rental rate of $65m2 per annum was subsequently made to ACTSport to give it maximum flexibility concerning future rental rates when the new Urban Services Community Rental rates are determined shortly.

Sport and recreation—grants
(Question No 896)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) With regard to the national league team funding, is there any plan as a result of the Functional Review to cut that funding which currently stands at $570 000; if so, which teams will be cut from funding;

(2) With regard to the sports grants’ program, is it correct that the grants for 2006 have been cut as a result of the Functional Review; if so, by how much and what programs have been cut;

(3) With respect to grants to sport, is the Functional Review looking to centralise the sports’ grant programs with other grants’ programs; if so, why.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1)-(3) The Strategic and Functional Review of the ACT Public Sector and Services, commissioned by the Chief Minister, is currently underway and is not due to provide its report to the Government until April 2006. The Government will formally respond to the review as part of the 2006-07 Budget process in June 2006.

Parks and places—budget cuts
(Question No 897)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) What cuts, if any, were made to the operational budget of parks and places for (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006;

(2) In relation to the Functional Review, is it envisaged that further cuts will be made to the maintenance of parks and places, which looks after services to sporting and recreational groups in the ACT; if so, how will cuts be made to these areas.

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