Page 719 - Week 02 - Thursday, 20 February 2020

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The Rates Act 2004 specifies how rates are determined and applied to parcels of land in the Territory, and also applies to mixed-use sites. The zoning of an area under the Territory Plan will determine the permitted uses that may be granted under a Crown lease. Typically, the use of a parcel of land will determine whether commercial or residential rates apply. In a mixed-use site, residential rates can apply to the residential component and commercial rates can apply to the commercial component. This is dependent on the titling that applies to the land, notably the unit title on subdivided land.

Responding to the data components of the questions would require an unreasonable diversion of resources. The information requested is not readily available. It would require the development, testing and running of new reports, the manual collation of data and a significant reconciliation effort.

(Question No 2880)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events, upon notice, on 29 November 2019:

(1) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of specific initiatives of the artsACT community outreach funding for the community arts and cultural development programs of the Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres.

(2) Are any of these programs specifically targeted at Canberra’s multicultural communities; if so, (a) which ones and (b) in what ways.

(3) Do any of these programs have an identified focus on culturally and linguistically diverse arts.

(4) What are the total staffing numbers for the Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres, and how many staff come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

(5) Do the arts centres have targets for employing culturally and linguistically diverse staff.

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

(1) The Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres are provided with community arts and cultural development funding of $190,000 each per year for 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22.

The Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s (TAC) community arts and cultural development program produces a range of arts projects and activities that reflect and develop the Tuggeranong community’s cultural identity including:

a. First Nations - TAC has established strong connections with the Ngunnawal community, and has developed a program of First Nations arts and cultural activity with an emphasis on local history and culture. The First Nations program has a focus on contemporary Indigenous arts practice

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