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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2320 ..


(3) On what date was the partial Certificate of Occupancy received and when is the complete Certificate of Occupancy expected to be received.

(4) What is the expected budget for current and upcoming works undertaken to meet Certificate of Occupancy requirements and what do these works entail.

(5) How have these works impacted RFS personnel and the use of their tankers.

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

(1) The initial budget for the renovations was $1,152,000 (GST exclusive). The amount spent as at 30 April 2018 was $1,152,000.

(2) The funded sources were:

i. $602,000 allocated under the Commonwealth Grant - National Disaster Resilience Program, and

ii. The ESA contributed $550,000 from its own funds and/or in-kind contribution

(3) The partial Certificate of Occupancy was issued on 22 December 2017. The complete Certificate of Occupancy is expected to be received in July 2018.

(4) The expected budget for current and upcoming works to meet the Certificate of Occupancy requirements is approximately $83,000. The current and upcoming works relate to the installation of a fire hydrant which is necessary after the works increased the floor size of the facility. Once the fire hydrant is installed, a full Certificate of Occupancy can be issued.

(5) The community can be assured that at no time during the renovations has the capability of the Molonglo Brigade been compromised, and I thank the volunteer members for their patience while the works were undertaken.

During the upgrade, two heavy tankers, two medium tankers, and one command vehicle were housed at West Belconnen ACT Fire & Rescue Station, as agreed with ACT Fire & Rescue. The tankers were accessible to the ACTRFS members throughout the upgrade project.

Having access to the tankers 24/7 allowed the ACTRFS to maintain its response capability and also allowed the brigade to continue with their regular training schedule. The co location of the services also provided an opportunity for ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue crews at West Belconnen to train together, and further strengthen their working relationships.

ACT Ambulance Service—fees (Question No 1365)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

In relation to the ACT Ambulance Service, what was the rationale for the ACT Government's restructure of the ambulance fee model in 2006-07 from a flat rate + $/km model to a flat rate model.


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