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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2221..


applying the "any door is the right door"principle consistently, and that staff are adequately trained to do this. The new processes were recently agreed by the working group and will soon be circulated to other homelessness services. The review will be concluded by June 2009.

(8) There were 4.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff for the Office for Women in 2006-07, 5.49 FTE staff in 2007-08 with the inclusion of a 0.5 FTE Return to Work Grants Coordinator from February 2008 and approximately 0.49 FTE to backfill for staff members on extended leave. Staffing levels have returned to 5.0 FTE in 2008-09, including the Return to Work Coordinator, who is based at the Women's Information and Referral Centre.

(9) The interdepartmental committee (IDC) comprised nine members from all ACT Government Agencies. It was formed in November 2002 to progress the development and implementation of the ACT Women's Plan, including the initial annual action plans. There has not been a role for the IDC since annual reporting was streamlined into agency annual reports.

(10) Chief Executives of all ACT Government agencies (in 2002) were invited to nominate a senior policy officer from their departments for representation on the IDC.

Environment—Googong foreshores

(Question No 148)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 31 March 2009 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

(1) In relation to the Conservator of Flora and Fauna as mentioned in the Department of Territory and Municipal Services annual report for 2007-08, what is the status of the public consultation on the revision of the Googong Foreshores Draft Plan of Management.

(2) When will the revision be complete.

(3) When will the revised plan be available to the public.

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

1. The Googong Foreshores Draft Plan of Management was released for public comment for a period of two months from 11 September 2007 until 13 November 2007. The plan was then put on hold, pending negotiations with the Commonwealth in relation to conferring ownership of the Googong Foreshores area to the ACT Government. A lease arrangement with the Commonwealth Government was secured in June 2008.

2. Revisions to the Googong Foreshores Plan of Management as a result of public comment have been completed. Further amendments have been made to the plan to meet Commonwealth Government requirements as agreed under the Googong Dam lease arrangement. The requirements were identified as a result of a detailed gap analysis undertaken by the Commonwealth. A cultural heritage assessment was undertaken and a conservation management plan was prepared by the Commonwealth


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