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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 7 Hansard (3 July) . . Page.. 2804..

Planning—Kerrigan Street, Dunlop

(Question No 2085)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 17 June 2008:

Was the Concept Plan for the development on section 193, Kerrigan Street, Dunlop exempt from public notification under the Land Act regulations; if so, why.

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

(1) Please refer to my 1 May 2008 response to Question on Notice No. 2001, Dr Foskey, regarding Kerrigan Street.

As previously advised, no public consultation was undertaken as part of the preparation of the Dunlop 5 West Concept Plan during 2003 and 2004. The area now known as Section 193 Dunlop is located within the Dunlop 5 West estate.

The previous Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 and its accompanying regulations did not deal with concept plans because the concept planning process was not a statutory process under the Land Act.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—drug policies

(Question No 2089)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 17 June 2008:

(1) In relation to page 21 of the Draft Adult Corrections Health Services Plan 2007-2010, does the Government still intend to undertake a full and comprehensive evaluation of the proposed drug polices and services and their subsequent effect on prisoners and staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) and to consider whether there is a need for a needle exchange program or needle and syringe program (NSP) at the AMC; if so, (a) will the evaluation itself consider the issues of whether a needle program or NSP should be instituted at the AMC, (b) who will conduct this evaluation, (c) what budget will be allocated to this exercise and (d) when will it occur and how long will it take;

(2) Is the Government aware of any other such evaluations, trials or actual NSP programs which have been implemented at other Australian prisons; if so, what have been their recommendations or results.

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

(1) Yes.

a) Yes.

b) To be announced, in the context of the 09/10 budget.

c) To be announced, in the context of the 09/10 budget.

d) The data collection for the evaluation of existing drug policies and services at the AMC will commence from the time prisoners are received into the facility. This data will be continually reviewed and updated so that after a period of 18 months, a clear picture of prison policies and services is available for decision-making. It is

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