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(1) How many “Welcome to Canberra” signs and “Sister City” signs have been installed.

(2) What is the location of each of the “Welcome to Canberra” and “Sister City” signs.

(3) What is the total cost for designing, producing and installing the “Welcome to Canberra” and “Sister City” signs.

(4) Of the total cost referred to in part (3), what is the amount paid by the (a) ACT Government and (b) Federal Government.

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

(1) There are four ‘Welcome to Canberra’ signs and four ‘Sister City’ signs, eight signs in total.

At each of the four locations where the signs are installed there is a Welcome to Canberra and Sister City sign (i.e. two signs at each location).

(2) The four locations where signs (1 x Welcome to Canberra and 1 x Sister City) are installed are:


Pialligo Avenue;


Monaro Highway;


Barton Highway; and


Federal Highway.

(3) The total cost for the design, production and installation of the ‘Welcome to Canberra’ and ‘Sister City’ signs was $860,000.

(4) ACT Government contribution totalled $610,000 (including $460,000 from VisitCanberra and $150,000 from TaMS (now TCCS)).

The Australian Government contributed $250,000 through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure initiative (administered by VisitCanberra).

Motor vehicles—registration
(Question No 15)

Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 16 December 2016 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) How is stamp duty applied when a used motor vehicle is registered in the ACT, including the rates of duty imposed and the base to which it is applied.

(2) In calculating the amount of stamp duty payable upon the registration of a used vehicle, does the base include the GST component which an owner may be paid; if so, is that double taxation.

(3) In relation to parts (1) and (2), are duties applied double taxation.

(4) How does the stamp duty regime for used motor vehicles in the ACT compare with that in NSW and in Victoria.

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