Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 24 August 2017) . . Page.. 3459 ..
(7) What percentage of current funds are likely to be directed to improvements in the Braddon area.
(8) What consultation process will be used for funding projects under this levy.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The management of the proceeds of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy (CCMIL) was transferred to the City Renewal Agency to streamline activation in the city and reduce administrative costs associated with managing the levy. This will result in better return on investment for the levy area.
(2) After In the City Canberra’s (ITCC) existing Funding and Performance Agreement with the ACT Government expires on 31 December 2017, the future role and function of the ITCC will be a matter for its Board and management.
(3) Forward estimates for the CCMIL are published as part of the Territory Budget. In 2016-17 the estimated outcomes was $1.986 million. In 2017-18 revenue from the CCMIL has been forecast at $1.989 million. The amount less an administrative fee of $25,000 is available for redistribution.
(4) Funds raised through the CCMIL will be expended in the levy area.
(5) Decisions about future disbursement will be made by the City Renewal Authority Board with advice from an appropriate stakeholder reference group and in consultation and with oversight from the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD).
(6) Annually the Braddon property owners contribute approximately 15 per cent of the total CCMIL charges. In 2016-17 this was $282,724.47 of $1,861,400.68.
(7) The objective is for CCMIL funds to be expended evenly across the entire levy area over a two year period. The City Renewal Authority is currently awaiting a business plan from ITCC regarding the planned expenditure of current CCMIL funds.
(8) The detail of how the proceeds of the levy will be managed will be a decision for the City Renewal Authority Board with advice from an appropriate stakeholder reference group and in consultation and with oversight from EPSDD.
Transport—flexible bus service
(Question No 379)
Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:
(1) How are the zones for flexible bus services devised and what criteria are used to determine the drop off points on these services.
(2) How often are flexible bus services routes and destinations revised.