Page 1699 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 3 May 2011

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MS BRESNAN: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, when will the government announce the composition of the climate change council for which it advertised for applicants back in December 2010?

MR CORBELL: Again, the government is currently finalising its decisions in relation to the membership of that council. I look forward to making an announcement in due course.

Sport and recreation—policy

MS PORTER: My question is to the minister for sport and recreation. Can the minister inform the Assembly about recent developments in long-term planning for the sport and recreation sector?

MR BARR: Mr Speaker—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Barr has the floor; thank you. Order, members!

MR BARR: I thank Ms Porter for her question and for her ongoing interest in sport and recreation policy. I thank the opposition for being all ears this afternoon.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: That is enough! Mr Barr.

MR BARR: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Members may be aware that the government launched last month the active 2020 strategic plan for the sport and recreation sector for the next decade. The plan is an industry-led document. It represents a continuation of our work in developing the sport and recreation sector. It takes a long-term view. It reflects the diversity of stakeholders involved in its development and in my view provides an excellent blueprint for the further development of the sport and recreation sector in the territory.

The development and release of this strategy emphasises a shared vision for Canberra to be enhanced through sport and recreation. It also indicates priorities to address infrastructure provision and participation. Whilst not solely a government strategy—it is something that has been developed with industry—we have been working closely with the sector to play a leading role in the final form of this strategy.

The government intends to use active 2020 as the guiding light for continuing investment in sport and recreation and as a basis for future decision making in this area. The report and the document represent a genuine partnership between the sector

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