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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1651..


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

(1) No decision has been made about the disposition of Block 5 Section 94 Weston.

(2) An application for the direct sale of part Block 5 land has been received from the New Creation Ministries Church. The New Creation Ministries Church is seeking to develop a place of worship and other related activities, such as an educational facility.


There has also been interest expressed in the site being used for older persons' accommodation and for the land to be retained for open space purposes.

(3) A consultant has been engaged to undertake a planning study for the site and to prepare an appropriate sub-division.


The consultant is finalizing the report which will be presented to the Weston Creek Community Council and released for public comment. The report will also be considered by relevant ACT Government agencies.


A decision about the land will be taken once community comments and advice received from ACT Government agencies has been considered.

Quamby Youth Detention Centre-complaints

(Question No 1352)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 4 March 2004:

(1) How many complaints were made by young persons detained in the Quamby Youth Detention Centre against staff between 1 July 2003 and 31 December 2003;

(2) How many of those complaints were substantiated.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Stefaniak's question is:

(1) There were three internal complaints made by residents during this period. All three complaints related to the consequences issued by staff for a resident's inappropriate behaviour. There was also one complaint recorded by the Office of the Community Advocate relating to a staff member's use of force.

(2) None of the complaints were substantiated. Management investigated all of the complaints and the actions of staff were supported on all occasions.

Quamby Youth Detention Centre-staff

(Question No 1353)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 4 March 2004:

(1) How many team leaders at Quamby Youth Detention Centre are permanent;


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