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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1481..

Answers to questions

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre

(Question No 25) (Revised answer)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 11 December 2008:

(1) When was the Minister first aware of issues regarding the commissioning in relation to security and other infrastructure systems and staff training at the Bimberi Youth Centre.

(2) What were the issues and when does the Minister expect them to be resolved.

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

(1) The then Minister for Children and Young People, was first advised in June 2008 that a commissioning plan was being developed to guide the testing and completion of all outstanding work for the completion of the capital works. The Minister was advised that the official opening would be early September 2008.

The Minister was further advised in August 2008, that the complex would be officially opened on the 3 September 2008 with operations transitioned by October and decommissioning of Quamby Youth Detention Centre by December 2008. The Minister was advised that a Certificate of Occupancy and Use had been issued and a period of physical and electronic commissioning had commenced.

In late October 2008, the Minister was advised of problems in the high level interface between the elements of the security system, some details of the nature of the problems and the process that had been put in place to work through these problems. The Minister was advised on the implications of these problems and that the anticipated transitioning of young people out of Quamby would commence in early to mid December 2008.

(2) The commissioning process and training of staff has occurred and all young people moved into the new facility by 23 December 2008.


(Question No 28)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 10 February 2009:

In relation to the 2009 school year, extracted from the ACT public school census data for February 2009 when the data is available, how many students are enrolled for each (a) preschool, (b) kindergarten, (c) year 1 and (d) year 2 years by each government (i) pre-school or (ii) school in the ACT.

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

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