Page 1863 - Week 05 - Thursday, 11 May 2017

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(2) With regard to the 2010 Loxton Report and the recommendation to establish a Ministerial Advisory Council on the Arts, will the Minister commit to (a) establishing a Ministerial Advisory Council following calls from the ACT arts community, (b) ensuring the Ministerial Advisory Council is established before September 2017 and (c) prioritising practising artists and members of vulnerable communities in appointing the Ministerial Advisory Council.

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

1 Yes the statement was made. Decisions on budget funding are considered by Cabinet through the usual processes and will be announced by the Treasurer on 6 June 2017.

2 The ACT Government is currently considering options for the establishment of an arts ministerial advisory mechanism. Preliminary planning has commenced on a series of Roundtables to be convened to discuss the purpose of an advisory mechanism and the methods to achieve the most effective representation on such a body. Further information will be made public when planning is finalised.

Access Canberra—rental bonds
(Question No 161)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Regulatory Services, upon notice, on 31 March 2017:

Are there any releases of bond applications which Access Canberra has not actioned that were received by Access Canberra in December 2016 and January 2017; if so, how many.

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

Access Canberra has actioned all rental bond refund requests received in December 2016 and January 2017. There are eight rental bond refund requests in dispute from this period that are currently with the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal for determination.

Sport—ground maintenance
(Question No 162)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 31 March 2017:

(1) Further to the questions asked during the Annual Report hearings held on 6 March 2017, and with reference to water use for ground maintenance, (a) what is the actual cost of infrastructure for grey water use, (b) what is the breakdown of that cost, (c) what is the cost per hectare, (d) where has it been tried and can the Minister list all ovals where this is currently in use, (e) what was the cost of each project, (f) how successful have each of the projects been over time and (g) what were the cost savings when compared with the use of clean water at other grounds not using grey water.

(2) What is the difference in cost for grey water and clean water use and can the Minister provide a breakdown of where the cost difference occurs.

(3) What is the cost per hectare.

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