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affordable housing in the estate of Taylor. The offering of 159 blocks comprised of 23 packaged lots, with a combination of 78 affordable blocks and 81 standard blocks. Submissions were due by September 2019 and the evaluation of the first stage of the process was completed in December 2019.

During 2020, work progressed on preparing the second stage of the sales process for release. Due to the broad nature of the first stage of the process, it took some time to develop an approach for the second stage that was able to be effectively implemented. Some delays were also experienced as workloads were impacted due to COVID-19. A Request for Tender was issued to successful proponents from the first stage of the process in March 2021. Submissions closed in April 2021.

The evaluation of responses has been completed and successful tenderers are currently finalising contract documentation.

This will add to the opportunities already available through the Affordable Home Purchase Scheme, with eligible buyers to be offered the chance to purchase a house and land package in Taylor at fixed prices. The purchasers of the standard blocks may also be able to access the Land Rent Scheme if they meet the eligibility criteria.

In addition to this process, sites with requirements for more than 100 affordable housing dwellings have been released in Taylor, and there have also been more than 140 blocks released as part of the Land Rent Scheme in Taylor since 2017-18.

ACT Policing—Crime Stoppers

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Lawder on Thursday, 11 November 2021):

Crime Stoppers provides an opportunity for people wanting to keep their community safe to report criminal or suspicious activity, without the need to engage with police. Underpinning the framework of Crime Stoppers is the assurance of reporting suspicious behaviour without the requirement of self-identifying.

As reports made to Crime Stoppers are made on the provision of assured anonymity, Crime Stoppers does not provide responses or feedback to the source of these reports as this would contradict the platform’s intentions. The Crime Stoppers ACT website reiterates this, stating: Crime Stoppers does not provide feedback about individual investigations.

Reports remain anonymous, even once passed on to ACT Policing. With no contact details, ACT Policing is also unable to follow up directly with the source or provide a response or feedback to any report or information received via Crime Stoppers.

Once received by Crime Stoppers, each report is passed on for assessment by a member of ACT Policing Communications and a decision is then made as to the most appropriate action. This action could include:

o generating or strengthening police intelligence on a location, vehicle or person of interest which can assist police investigations and potentially lead to charges and arrests.

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