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(12) No. The ACT Government is committed to supporting local performers at its major events. It is difficult to set targets or minimum levels as the nature and drivers of each event is different. However, organisers actively seek to achieve an appropriate balance in event programming that drives attendance from local, interstate and overseas audiences. Central to this is a desire to include local content as a means of showcasing the best of the Canberra region. At Enlighten 2017 one in four performers were local artists.
(Question No 374)
Ms Lee asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:
(1) What policies does the Government have to ensure all wood heaters and pot belly stoves in the ACT adhere to new national emission standards.
(2) What grants are available to help residents upgrade old wood heaters and stoves to meet new emissions standards.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The emission standards for wood heaters sold in the ACT are regulated under the Environment Protection Act 1997.
The Access Canberra, General Environment Protection Policy 2016, Environment Protection Compliance Framework and Environment Regulation & Protection Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines 2016 provide the compliance policy framework for activities regulated under the legislation.
Access Canberra undertakes risk based compliance inspections to ensure compliance with activities regulated under the legislation.
(2) There are no rebates to upgrade wood heaters however, the Actsmart Wood heater replacement program provides financial incentive to replace an old wood heater with an energy efficient alternative. See actsmart.act.gov.au/what-can-i-do/homes/wood-heater-replacement-program
(Question No 376)
Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:
(1) Did the ACT Auditor-General recently publish a report called Maintenance of Selected Road Infrastructure Assets that was critical of the Government’s performance in maintaining infrastructure; if so, did the report note that the backlog of