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(4) What are the reasons for carrying out the mapping and analysis work.

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

(1) The maps that identify areas that potentially could be impacted (in terms of extent, depth and hazard) from riverine flooding in a 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) flood event (previously known as the 1 in 100 year flood) are expected to be completed and ready for release in the fourth quarter of 2018.

(2) The process for flood analysis and mapping to determine the nature and extent of flood risk commenced in 2016/2017. As part of this work the flood studies have also undergone a significant peer review process.

(3) The flood mapping has been developed based on extensive technical input and flood modelling expertise provided by two locally based professional consulting firms and managed by the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. As outlined above, funding for this work was through the Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

(4) The current work is being undertaken in line with proposed actions in the ACT Water Strategy, Striking the Balance 2014-2044, specifically Action 10 “Improve planning, information and regulation for flood management”.

The ACT Government is following the process for developing flood risk mapping as recommended by the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience. The flood mapping management program was conducted as part of continual improvement to the governments planning and emergency response capability and takes into account the changing environment in terms of land use and climate, consideration that support sustainable development and in the best interests of the Canberra community in terms of protection of life and property.

National Multicultural Festival—costs
(Question No 1711)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, upon notice, on 24 August 2018:

What is the breakdown of all operational costs (including but not limited to equipment hire, setup, power, licencing etc.) for each public stage at the National Multicultural Festival for the following years (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

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

(1) It is not possible to provide a breakdown of all operational costs by public stage for each year of the National Multicultural Festival. Contracted services typically provide an overall invoice for the services delivered, of which aspects may relate to stages.

A detailed breakdown of costs per service contracted for the last four years is at Attachment A.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

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