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(3) Neither of these statuses are used for Fix My Street. The status of “Resolved” is used, for example:

if a submission is made regarding a faulty street light, the status is recorded as “resolved” when the street light is fixed.

Government—events policy
(Question No 762)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 22 September 2017 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events):

(1) In relation to the 2025 Major Events Strategy for the ACT and noting the hierarchy of events, why were events such as the Canberra International Music Festival, Canberra International Arts Festival and Canberra Writers Festival excluded from the Major Events Strategy, despite having a high “pull factor” for tourism.

(2) Would the outsourcing of events, referred to as “external event delivery and commercialisation” on page 7 of the Strategy, preference local organisations and event organisers to keep jobs and money in the ACT; if so, how will this mechanism be enshrined to ensure that local event organisers have confidence of ongoing work in the long-term.

(3) How will local event and festival organisers be consulted in the development of the Major Events Strategy and any implementation plans arising from it.

(4) How will the consultation be incorporated and what assurances does the sector have that their experience and views will be heard by the Government.

(5) How will the Major Events Strategy coordinate with the ACT Arts Policy to strengthen Canberra’s cultural landscape.

(6) Will the Government consider local content quotas and commissioning of the production of new artistic work (not purchasing already-finished products) for Major Events.

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

(1) The list of events included under the hierarchy table within the 2025 Major Events Strategy for the ACT is not exhaustive, instead representing an indicative list to provide a sense of the type and scale of events that belong under each classification. Events that don’t feature in this table are not excluded from consideration under the Strategy.

(2) Any future consideration of external event delivery or commercialisation of the ACT Government’s major events would be open to proposals from local event management providers. The ACT Government introduced the Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy (LIPP) to ensure competitive local businesses are given every opportunity to bid for government contracts. From 1 January 2017, new ACT Government procurements have applied the LIPP. The LIPP has been developed in consultation with local industry sectors, including the construction, ICT and

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