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Wednesday, 27 May 1987
Page: 3454

(Question No. 5159)

Mr Downer asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment, upon notice, on 26 February 1987:

(1) What financial assistance has been given in each year since 1970-71 by his department or any authority responsible to him to the (a) Australian Railway Historical Society (SA Division), (b) Steam Ranger Tours, (c) Victor Harbour Tourist Railway, (d) Australian Electric Transport Museum, (e) Mile End Railway Museum, (f) Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society and (g) Steam Town Peterborough.

(2) Did any of the organisations receive assistance for a project which (a) was subsequently cancelled or (b) the organisation subsequently requested permission to change; if so, what are the details of the project and is the Government able to ensure the new commitment is being honoured by the organisation.

Mr Cohen —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Portfolio of Arts, Heritage and Environment

(1) (a)-(e) Nil.

(f) Grants were provided through the National Estate Grants program to the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society as follows:

1973-74 $ 9,000

1980-81 $ 8,000

1986-87 $19,950.

(g) Nil.

(2) (a) and (b) No.