Page 343 - Week 01 - Thursday, 12 February 2015

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

Since 1 September 2014 until 21 November 2014, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, the average weekday patronage on ACTION bus route 200 was 1,992.

The time has been rounded to comply with the output of the reporting tool used with the MyWay ticketing system.

(Question No 360)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 4 December 2014:

Can the Minister provide in respect of each ACT Government managed oval/playing field for each of the financial years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 (a) the number of bookings per week and time and hours of booking, (b) usage by sport, (c) the range of fees and on what the variations are based, (d) criteria used to determine level of fees, (e) electricity and watering costs, (f) security costs, (g) labour costs, (h) other maintenance costs and (i) details of recorded vandalism at each ground.

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

Due to the number of sportsgrounds across the ACT, and the level of detail being requested, much of the information is not available in a form that can be easily provided. For example, provision of information on booking times would involve printing daily ranger reports, which over a two year period would involve approximately 8,000 individual reports and require a manual adjustment to remove personal contact details of individual hirers to respect their privacy rights. I have therefore sought to provide a reasonable level of information that does not unduly impact on Directorate resources, but still assists in answering your questions.


(a) Provided at Attachment A are Activity Usage and Ground Usage reports for all grounds

(b) Refer to Attachment A.

(c) A copy of the fees and charges for each of the years 2012-13 and 2013-14, and the recently approved fees for 2014-15 is at Attachment B. Please note the increase in fees for 2012-13 came in effect in April 2013 (as opposed to the usual 1 October each year) due to delayed approval through the caretaker period.

Variations on fees and charges are generally based on WPI unless there is a specific reason for adjustment above WPI or introduction of a new fee. Examples of such reasons include the policy position to set all junior fees at 50 per cent of the senior rate, and the intention to increase cost recovery over time to be closer to the national benchmark of 20% (from current range of 11-15%). The 2014-15 fees and charges introduced a new commercial user surcharge (which effectively increases the set fee by 100%).

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