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(3) The ACT Arts Fund Deed of Grant for the website development has a completion date of 31 October 2012 and the funds must be acquitted by 31 December 2012.

(4) MusicACT launched its website in late 2011. MusicACT has engaged a consultant to create two new databases which will be accessed from its website. One link will be to venues suitable for music in the ACT. The second link will be a guide/checklist for venue users to consider when presenting live music.

(5) The database is anticipated to be launched by 31 October 2012.

(6) Through the MusicACT’s network and by artsACT through its website and electronic newsletter, Newswire. The launch of the database is likely to attract social and traditional media attention.

(7) The Government understands that that there a variety of arrangements including through ACT Key Arts Organisations and other community groups that provide access to low-cost public liability insurance.

Education and Training Directorate—community gardens
(Question No 2295)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) Can the Minister provide a full list of the number of community gardens that the Education and Training Directorate has funded in the last (a) 12 months and (b) two years.

(2) Could the Minister provide a full list of the location of each of these community gardens and (a) when they were established, (b) who manages these gardens and (c) whether there is any community access or responsibility for these gardens and (d) whether these gardens are integrated into the school curriculum in any way.

(3) What is the cost of each of these gardens in terms of capital and recurrent funding.

(4) What is the total cost of all community gardens established to date by the Education and Training Directorate, in terms of capital and recurrent funding.

(5) How many new gardens are planned to be established before the end of this Assembly and in which schools.

(6) Has any evaluation been undertaken to determine student and school satisfaction of school based community gardens.

(7) Has any work been undertaken to support social enterprise opportunities arising from school based community gardens.

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1-7) The Education and Training Directorate does not specifically fund community gardens at schools. Schools may decide to develop a school garden as part of their

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