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Thursday, 14 November 2002
Page: 6470


Senator Nettle asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 15 October 2002:

With reference to the rejection of the Blacktown City Council's application of August 2000 for funding under the National Reserve System Program to purchase the Remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland at Lot 101, DP 863828, Norman Street, Prospect:

(1) How many applications for National Heritage Trust funding have been received from each of the following federal electorates: (a) Prospect; (b) Macquarie; (c) Parramatta; (d) Macarthur; (e) Lindsay; and (f) Mitchell.

(2) For each of the above electorates: (a) how many of these applications have been successful; and (b) if any of these applications have been successful, how much funding has been granted.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) I am not able to provide electorate reports for Natural Heritage Trust project proposals that have been declined funding. Once the assessment process is complete and Ministerial funding decisions have been made, electorate data is generated for approved projects only.

(2) The following is a summary of the number of successful applications in each of the electorates mentioned above between the years 1996/97-2001/02.

Electorate

No. of projects

Funding allocated

Prospect

2

$45,040

Macquarie

32

$1,775,227

Parramatta

10

$575,454

Macarthur

5

$564,776

Lindsay

5

$309,275

Mitchell

9

$182,000