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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3578..


mental health service in Queanbeyan so that appropriate planning can be negotiated for good continuity of treatment and care for such people.

Calvary Hospital Ward 2N is not the nominated approved facility under the interstate agreement to receive people being transferred from interstate, however subsequent transfers from Canberra Hospital to Calvary 2N can be arranged where appropriate.

Mental health transfers from Queanbeyan to Canberra Hospital are not the usual case and Queanbeyan residents are typically hospitalised in Goulburn Hospital, which has the local mental health treatment facility for NSW Southern Area Health Service. The ACT mental health services do not routinely provide inpatient services to every mental health consumer in the surrounding areas of NSW, particularly in light of the service available at Goulburn.

Land rent scheme—review (Question No 1646)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 28 June 2011 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) Who is conducting the review of the Land Rent Scheme, as was reported on 25 February 2011 at http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/25/3148489.htm?site=canberra.

(2) What are the parameters of that review.

(3) What are the timeframes for that review, including its commencement and reporting date.

(4) Will a copy of the review be provided to the Assembly; if so, when.

(5) What qualifications do the people conducting the review have in economic modelling.

(6) How much is the ACT Government paying for the review to be conducted.

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

(1) The Treasury Directorate is responsible for the administration of the relevant legislation (Land Rent Act 2008), and as such is undertaking the review. The review has been conducted in close consultation with the other agencies involved in the administration of the Land Rent Scheme, i.e., the (then) ACT Planning and Land Authority, Department of Land and Property Services, Land Development Agency and Canberra Institute of Technology.

(2) This is a post implementation review to:

* examine the current administrative and inter-agency processes and protocols, and identify any areas for improvement; and

* identify any issues with current legislation and recommend any changes considered necessary.


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