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Wednesday, 1 November 2000
Page: 21967


Mr Danby askedthe Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 5 September 2000:

(1) What programs or grants administered by the Minister's Department provide assistance to people living in the electoral division of Melbourne Ports.

(2) What was the level of funding provided through these programs or grants in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000.


Mr Truss (Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The following table relates to particular grants that are being delivered to the electorate of Melbourne Ports:'

PROGRAM/GRANT

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2.5m

Federation Cultural and

Heritage Projects

Program (this was a one

off program and is now

Closed)

Commemoration of

3,200

Historic Events and

Famous Persons

Tax Incentive' for

485,891

Heritage Conservation

(3 Final

Scheme (from 1 July

Certificates

1999 this scheme was

valued at

Converted into an outlay

$404,892,

program and added into

$74,706 &

the Cultural Heritage

$6,293

Projects Program).

issued to

individual

taxpayers

who are

entitled to

claim a

20% rebate

on the

value of

each Final

Certificate)

Coastcare

12,150

17,916

Clean Seas

25,000

28,000

Coastal and Marine

5,100

Planning

*Bushcare - The

15,000

Sandringham Railway

Corridor Sustainable

Management Project by

the City of Port Phillip

on behalf of itself and

two neighbouring urban

councils)

**Australian Biological

Resources Study

Participatory Program

Dr M Duretto, Royal

16,744

Botanic Gardens

Melbourne - Systematic

Studies of Boronia

Dr T Entwisle, Royal

11,473

9,165

Botanic Gardens,

Melbourne - Taxonomic

revision of

Batrachospermales

Dr T May, Royal Botanic

30,000

30,000

Gardens, Melbourne -

Catalogue and

Bibliography of

Australian micofungi

Dr N Walsh, Royal

4,000

Botanic Gardens,

Melbourne - Revision of

Centipeda (Asteraceae)

in Australia

Dr J A Jeanes, Royal

30,000

Botanic Gardens,

Melbourne

This project was only partly in the electorate of Melbourne Ports.

Grants under this program are to the organisation and to researchers who work there, not to individuals who live in the electorate.