Michelle Lensink

Boating Facilities Advisory Council

I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, representing the Minister for Transport, a question about the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Council.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK:We are all familiar with the number of reviews this government is undertaking and that one area which is under examination is the number of boards and committees. It is my understanding that the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Council made a number of recommendations to the minister earlier this year regarding the allocation of grants but that the industry is still awaiting the minister’s response to those recommendations.

In the meantime, the industry is continuing to pay government fees by way of boat registrations. My questions are:

1. Has the minister received the recommendations from the Boating Facilities Advisory Council?

2. When will decisions be made regarding the boating facility grants?

3. Is the government aware of any councils that have had to delay jetty and other works because they are still waiting for the minister’s decision?

4. Will the Boating Facilities Advisory Council continue to exist or is it being abolished as part of the government’s review of boards and committees?

The Hon. T.G. ROBERTS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation): I will refer that good questions, and those other questions, to the minister in another place and bring back a reply.

Monday 16 February 2004

In reply to Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15 July 2003).

The Hon. T.G. ROBERTS: The Minister for Transport has provided the following information:

1. Has the minister received the recommendations from the Boating Facilities Advisory Council?

Yes.

2. When will decisions be made regarding the boating facility grants?

the Minister for Transport approved funding for four projects recommended for support by the SA Boating Facility Advisory Committee and wrote to recipients on 30 July 2003.

3. Is the government aware of any councils that have had to delay jetty and other works because they are still waiting for the minister’s decision?

The Minister for Transport is not aware of any projects being delayed.

4. Will the Boating Facilities Advisory Council continue to exist or is it being abolished as part of the government’s review of boards and committees?

The SA Boating Facility Advisory Committee will continue to exist.

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