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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 5775..


according to the number of advertisements placed by the Department. Since the introduction of the Noticeboard, the Department has spent on average approximately $420 per week to place notices.

(2) No. The Noticeboard is placed with the Canberra Times by Adcorp Australia Limited (Adcorp) as the media agency.

(3) No.

(4) The Community Noticeboard is placed by Adcorp, who receive the best possible government advertising rates as part of its Government advertising contract.

(5) Other publications were considered and quotes received. The Canberra Times was chosen for its high public profile.

Fire—regulations and emergency plans

(Question No 381)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:

(1) Can the Minister provide advice on what information is given to landlords and businesses in the ACT relating to fire regulation requirements.

(2) What are the requirements for landlords and businesses in terms of preparing emergency fire plans.

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

(1) The ACT Fire Brigade (ACTFB) website (www.firebrigade.act.gov.au) contains information for all ACT residents on a number of preparedness and prevention topics which include facts on fire escape plans and household smoke alarms. The website also contains information on the ACT Fire Safety Section, which is a Regulatory Authority prescribed in the ACT Building Regulations 1998 (As Amended), specifically acting in the field of commercial building developments and alterations.


The ACT Fire Safety Section has become increasingly involved in consultancy roles for the fire protection industry and has released several policy statements covering aspects of fire safety, in particular fire safety related to commercial buildings, policies on Fire Brigade vehicular access to buildings, portable fire extinguishers and alarm installation connections to the ACTFB automatic fire alarm system. These policy statements are available on the ACTFB website.

(2) The requirements for emergency procedures for persons conducting a business or undertaking are legislated in Division 7.13 of the Work Safety Regulation 2009.

Government—ministerial briefings

(Question Nos 388-400)

Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, Minister for Planning, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services, Attorney-


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