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(1) Who owns the Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Shop.

(2) Who is responsible for the maintenance of the Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Shop.

(3) Is the Government aware of problems with lack of mowing and loss of corrugated iron from the roof; if so, what is the Government doing to address these problems.

(4) If the Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Shop is the responsibility of the ACT Government, (a) who can the community contact with concerns about maintenance and (b) are interested local residents able to get involved in maintaining the Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Shop; if so, how.

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

(1) The Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Shop (GBW) is owned by the Konstantinou Group (KGROUP), and leased by Gungahlin Golf Investments Pty Limited.

(2) The ACT Government is assessing this matter further and is in discussion with the owner of the site. It should also be noted that in relation to heritage conservation management matters, there is an obligation under the Heritage Act 2004 on all persons including the relevant land owner to not engage in conduct that would diminish the heritage significance of a heritage listed place.

(3) For safety reasons, ACT Heritage has collected unattached corrugated iron panels from the grounds and temporarily secured them inside the on-site shipping container adjacent to the GBW.

ACT Heritage has also temporarily secured partially loose panels to the GBW skillion roof, and is arranging urgent conservation works to, permanently reattach these, and the other loose panels.

(4) The ACT Government is in discussions with the owner about the maintenance issues raised. If local residents are interested in becoming involved in maintaining the GBW, they could contact KGROUP.

Schools—community organisations
(Question No 465)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:

In relation to use of schools facilities by community groups, for each government school in Canberra, can the Minister provide (a) how many community organisations access schools facilities outside of school hours (for example, for the purpose of running their activity/meetings), (b) what schools facilities are accessed by community organisations, (c) what proportion of organisations used the facilities (i) once off, (ii) irregularly, (iii) regularly and with what frequency, (d) what rates or charges were charged to each community organisation, (e) what proportion of community organisations were exempt from paying rates or charges for use of schools facilities, (f) what insurance the community organisations were required to have, (g) what proportion used the

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