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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 397..


2002/03 budget papers due to design complications related to groups of trees. In relation to the 2003/04 budget papers, following completion of the design work and tendering process, the program was reassessed and an earlier completion was found to be possible.

Lifeline emergency accommodation

(Question No 1176)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

Further to your reply to Question on notice No 1047:

(1) In your reply to paragraph (8) of the question you state that an additional $93,000 has been allocated to enable CEAS to pre-lease six more accommodation sites for families over one year. Have these six sites been finalised, if so, where are they and how many people will each site house. If not, why not and when will those sites be finalised;

(2) In your reply to paragraph (10) of the question you state that additional and clarifying reporting and data requirements have been included in Lifeline's contract for the second year. What additional and clarifying reporting and data requirements have been included in that contract.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1)

Yes

The pre-leased accommodation sites are predominantly located in the inner north and south. Given the nature of this service, consideration of privacy issues and the vulnerability of clients, it is departmental policy not to publish address details.

In addition to the six contractually required sites, CEAS has been able to secure one extra site providing a total of seven accommodation sites including two three bedroom and five two bedroom sites. These sites accommodate individuals, couples or families to the maximum capacity of the bedrooms. Accommodation sites are wholly occupied by individual clients or families, and are not shared by people unknown to clients. The three bedroom sites can accommodate families of up to six and the two bedroom sites can accommodate families of up to five.

2)

In addition to existing data collection requirements, Lifeline has been requested to monitor:

Placements to crisis caravan accommodation (out-of-hours)

Breakdown of times when phone-calls are received

9am-5pm

5pm-12am

Midnight-6am

6am-9am


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