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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 849..


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

(1) The Squirrel helicopter provided a demonstration of 1.1hours at a cost of $1,280. The contract for the Bell 214 helicopter has a provision of five hours for demonstrations and training and this is provided at no cost to the agency.

(2) The display was programmed in January 2004 to introduce the use and capabilities of the aircraft to Departmental and ACT Bushfire Services senior officers.

(3) $5,000.

Water-waste reduction shower roses

(Question No 1260)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to A.C.T. public housing properties and water saving measures:

(1) Have bathrooms in all A.C.T. Government housing properties been fitted with water saving shower roses to assist with water waste reduction;

(2) If not, why not.

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

(1) No.

(2) It is standard Housing ACT policy to fit AAA water saving shower heads to existing properties undergoing major upgrade, for new properties being designed and constructed, and when replacing faulty shower heads in other properties. Other water saving features such as dual flush toilets are also installed on the same basis. Due to the nature of this programmed approach to installation, not all properties have water saving shower heads as yet. All properties will progressively receive water efficient shower heads as new ones become necessary and this will enable Housing ACT to take advantage of improvements in the technology as they become available.

Students-disabled

(Question No 1261)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 11 February 2004:

What are the policy, protocols and procedures for the day-to-day treatment of children with a disability or special needs within special schools like Cranleigh, Marymead and Woden Special School.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mrs Burke's question is:


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