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resolved on that day to defeat the Exhibition Park Corporation (Repeal) Bill 2009. As a result, Exhibition Park Corporation will remain a statutory authority.
The moneys that were included in the Department of Territory and Municipal Services budget for expenditure related to the operations of and capital works within Exhibition Park will instead be provided directly to Exhibition Park Corporation. The Department of Territory and Municipal Services will have no control over the purpose for which these moneys will be used as they will be transferred to the Exhibition Park Corporation as expenses on behalf of the territory.
Early in the new financial year I intend to table instruments under the Financial Management Act 1996 effecting those financial arrangements. This confirms Exhibition Park Corporation’s continuing status as an independent statutory authority.
The 2009-10 statement of intent for Exhibition Park Corporation reflects those arrangements and, as well as setting out the corporate direction and priorities for 2009-10, provides performance measures and key performance indicators, developed in consultation with the ACT Auditor-General’s Office, by which the activities of the corporation can be assessed.
I commend the document to the Assembly.
As required under section 62 of the Financial Management Act, I present a revised 2008-09 statement of intent for Exhibition Park. This revised version incorporates key performance indicators reflecting consultation with the ACT Auditor-General’s Office. These indicators are designed to provide a better basis by which Exhibition Park Corporation’s activities can be assessed against its performance measures. I commend the document to the Assembly.
Mr Corbell presented the following paper:
ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile 2009—March quarter.
Carbon sequestration—audit report
Paper and statement by minister
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.08): For the information of members I present the following paper:
A Carbon Sequestration Audit of Vegetation Biomass in the Australian Capital Territory.
That the Assembly takes note of the paper.