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Australian Capital Territory sawmills

Two programmes were established and funded in 2002-03 in response to fires in January 2003. These programmes are not listed in the 2002-03 PBS or the PAES.

Australian Capital Territory sawmills Partially achieved

Effectiveness: Minimises the economic impact of the January 2003 bushfires on ACT sawmills

Quality: Stakeholder satisfaction

Cost: $1 million

The Australian Government announced a one-off payment of $1 million to the ACT Government to assist bushfire-affected softwood sawmills in the region to upgrade equipment to enable the use of alternatively sourced logs for processing. It is anticipated that this amount will be paid to the ACT in early 2003-04.

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