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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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For that purpose, the 2017-18 ACT Government Budget allocated $100,000 for the professional development of frontline specialist housing and homelessness workers, and their organisations, to build capability and service innovation.

Housing ACT is working with the Joint Pathways Executive to develop a strategic training and development framework to identify fundamental skills required of the sector. This will inform a dedicated training and professional development program which will be delivered to the sector in 2018-19.

(2) Housing ACT and the Joint Pathways Executive are currently developing a strategic training and professional development framework for the sector. As this initiative is new in development, it is too early to advise who will deliver the program.

(3) Organisations and staff within the ACT Specialist Homelessness Sector, and organisations registered as ACT community housing providers, will have access to programs within the dedicated training and professional development program in 2018-19.

(4) As the initiative is in the early stages of development, it is too early to advise if the program will target people in specific roles (for example, tenancy managers, property managers, leadership team) or staff as a whole.

(5) It is essential that board members have the necessary skills and abilities to administer an organisation. For this reason, board members and volunteers are a specific focus of the ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016 - 2026. The $100,000 Budget initiative will not duplicate activities under Community Industry Strategy. Board members and volunteers will be able to access the dedicated training and professional development program in 2018-19.

(6) Housing ACT is working closely with the Joint Pathways Executive to deliver this Budget initiative. Together, they are consulting the ACT Specialist Homelessness Sector to identify the fundamental skills for the sector. The strategic training and development framework is also a standing agenda item at each Joint Pathways members meeting, which is attended by staff and management from the ACT Specialist Homelessness Sector every six weeks.

Public housing—renewal program (Question No 918)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) In relation to the Public Housing Renewal Program, can the Minister provide the number of apartments, townhouses, and detached houses that have been constructed to date as part of the Public Housing Renewal Program, broken down by the (a) number of bedrooms and (b) number of Class C adaptable dwellings, or compliance with Liveable Housing Design guidelines (none, Silver, Gold, or Platinum).

(2) Can the Minister provide the final number of apartments, townhouses and detached houses that will be constructed as part of the Public Housing Renewal Program, broken down by the (a) number of bedrooms and (b) number of Class C adaptable


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