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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 February 2016) . . Page.. 504 ..

years. I am personally sad to see them go but wish them well for plenty more achievements in future.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Burch

MS BURCH: Can the minister inform us how the government is reviewing the indoor sports facilities and how that will contribute to realising Canberra’s potential in all sports?

MS BERRY: As I said, our goal is to work across the community with a myriad of different sports and associations to make sure that people have the chance to play all sports. These include indoor sports, whether it is squash, futsal, table tennis, gymnastics or any number of others. It is a thorough review, and I thank the former sports minister for kicking it off—excuse the pun—informed by extensive community input and with a practical set of recommendations that the government is going about implementing.

Key to these recommendations is the possibility of exploring greater use of school facilities after hours for community sporting clubs. We know some schools are more readily accessible than others. Some have facilities that are far better suited than others. But our schools are community hubs. We have invested heavily in school infrastructure and I look forward to working with Mr Rattenbury, as education minister, to pursue this opportunity. The government has already announced an investment of $50,000 to address some of the access issues which will improve access to school facilities across the ACT.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, you are new in your portfolio, but I am wondering whether—

MADAM SPEAKER: No preamble, please.

Ms Berry: Sorry, what was that?

MR DOSZPOT: Can you tell us what the latest costings are of the beach volleyball out at Lyneham?

MS BERRY: Yes, I can. I might have to come back quickly to the Assembly and inform the chamber about that question, but, importantly, part of this review that we have been talking about and which I have just mentioned will help us extend the reach of local sport across Canberra. Throughout this whole portfolio the government has been delivering specific initiatives aiming at boosting participation and helping people get the most out of sport, just like the outdoor beach volleyball will provide to people in the ACT community. This inclusive participation funding program has also reached out to particular groups of people to encourage them to get involved with sport. These might be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, older Canberrans, culturally diverse groups or those with a disability. Funding provides for the support of a range of areas to encourage participation—

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