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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 25 October 2018) . . Page.. 4395 ..

(13) What due diligence of the application did the Directorate undertake to ensure consultation with all affected parties and ensuring that animal welfare, protection of income, and fire hazards were considered.

(14) Did the application state that all affected parties had been consulted; if so, what evidence was provided and what checking of claims did the Directorate undertake.

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

(1) An ACT Heritage Grant (the Grant), amounting $21,000, was awarded to the leaseholder of Cuppacumbalong to develop a walking trail that links Cuppacumbalong and Lanyon Homesteads along an existing walking track and fire break within the Murrumbidgee River Corridor.

Grant funding specifically includes:

(i) planning and consultation with key stakeholders;  

(ii) design and installation of interpretation at Cuppacumbalong Homestead and De Salis Cemetery; and

(iii) design and installation of two resting points and orientation markers within the Murrumbidgee River Corridor.

(2) The Grant was awarded on 12 September 2018. Detailed planning of the trail has not commenced.

Planning will be subject to consultation with key stakeholders including Representative Aboriginal Organisations, rural leaseholders, ACT Historic Places and the ACT Parks and Conservation Service.

(3) As part of the Grant application the concept of the trail was consulted with the following:




Tharwa Community Association


Early April 2018

ACT Parks & Conservation Service (PCS)

Bernie Brown (PCS)

Penny Spoelder (HP)

Ali Wass Cuppacumbalong Homestead(CH)

28 February 2018

ACT Historic Places Director (HP)

Ali Wass, (CH)

28 February 2018

Rural leaseholder

Penny Spoelder (HP)

1 March 2018

Office of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs (ATSIA)

Email from Ali Wass (CH)

Carolyn Hughes (ATSIA)

discussion with Ali Wass (CH)

March 2018

Buru Ngunawal Traditional Custodian Group

Penny Spoelder (HP)

Wally Bell (elder)

February 2018

United Ngunnawal Elders Council

Email from Ali Wass (CH)

30 April 2018

Little Gudgenby River Tribal Council

Phone message/text to Matilda House

February 2018

Ngarigu Currawong Clan

Email and phone – Anne Marie Jean

February 2018

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