Department of the Legislative Assembly

Windows on the Wetlands, visitation and maintenance

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS
11th Assembly


23/04/2010

162. Windows on the Wetlands, visitation and maintenance


Mr Tollner to MINISTER for Parks and Wildlife

QUESTION
      For the Windows on the Wetlands visitor experience:
        (a) What was the attendance, by month, in 2007, 2008 and 2009;
        (b) how much did the NT government contribute to the operation of the activity in 2009;
        (c) how much was spent on capital investment in 2009;
        (d) how much was spent on park maintenance in 2009;
        (e) what was the total visitor revenue for the experience in 2009;
        (f) what proportion of revenue can be attributed to expenditure by interstate/international or local visitors;
        (g) how many staff are employed at the Windows on the Wetlands;
        (h) what are the position levels for these staff; and
        (i) how much was expended in 2009 on work done by contractors at the Windows on the Wetlands.
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ANSWER


Answered on 16/06/2010
      ANSWER:

      (a) What was the attendance, by month, in 2007, 2008 and 2009.


      FY
      July
      August
      Sept
      Oct
      Nov
      Dec
      Jan
      Feb
      March
      April
      May
      June
      Total
      2006-2007
      14340
      10503
      7230
      6223
      3713
      3068
      4435
      3369
      3552
      5598
      7505
      10137
      79673
      2007-2008
      14058
      10935
      7656
      6588
      4600
      3856
      4203
      3557
      5566
      5693
      7369
      9252
      83333
      2008-2009
      11764
      8432
      6501
      6765
      4044
      3461
      4398
      3066
      4841
      5785
      6202
      7954
      73213
      2009-2010
      11701
      8843
      6487
      6072
      4153
      3461
      3066
      4841
      6090
      7336
      62050

      (b) How much did the NT government contribute to the operation of the activity in 2009?

      2009-10 expenditure is expected to be: Operations $135 000
                          Salaries $214 000
      $349 000

      (c) How much was spent on capital investment in 2009.

      Minor New Works $20 000.


      (d) How much was spent on park maintenance in 2009.

      Approximately $45 000 on repairs and maintenance program and $20 000 on grounds maintenance.

      (e) What was the total visitor revenue for 2009.

      Revenue generated by visitors in 2009-10 is expected to be $95 000 for special functions and tours, however the facility is generally free entry.

      (f) What proportion of revenue can be attributed to expenditure by
      interstate / international or local visitors.

      This information is not available.

      (g) How many staff are employed at Window on the Wetlands.

      There are two permanent positions and usually three casual guides.

      (h) What are the position levels for these staff.

      The Supervisor is Technical 2 with all other staff at the Technical 1 level.

      (i) How much was expended in 2009 on work done by contractors at the Window on the Wetlands.

      Approximately $42 000.
    Last updated: 04 Aug 2016