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Monday, 15 June 2009
Page: 6066


Mr Ciobo asked the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change, in writing, on 12 May 2009:

In respect of the Government’s funding of organisations and projects between 3 December 2007 and 20 January 2009: (a) which organisations and projects based in the Moncrieff electorate received funding from the Minister’s department; (b) what sum of funding did each organisation and project receive; and (c) for what purpose was each funding commitment made.


Mr Swan (Treasurer) —The Minister for Climate Change and Water has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

The Department of Climate Change has provided funding to the following organisations and projects within the Moncrieff electorate:

Organisation

Amount

$ (excl GST)

Purpose

Gold Coast City Council

50,000

Funding under the Local Adaptation Pathways Program is provided to help councils undertake climate change risk assessments and develop action plans to prepare for the likely local impacts of climate change to Council operations.

Griffith University

50,000

To undertake a risk assessment and develop adaptation responses for the Gold Coast region, focussing on health impacts of climate change, specifically heat and flooding

Note that the two projects above have a regional or local government span that extends beyond the Moncrieff electorate.