Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 24 March 2022) . . Page.. 660 ..
(1) How many people in total attended the community information hub set up in the Rural Fire Service Molonglo Brigade after the 3 January 2022 storm.
(2) How many bags of ice were distributed to people who went to the community information hub.
(3) Was there a limit to how many bags of ice a day an individual or household was able to collect.
(4) When did the community information hub close.
(5) How many hours in total was the hub open.
(6) Were any community organisations offered the opportunity to station one of their staff members at this hub; if so, which one/s.
(7) Did any community services station a staff member at this hub to facilitate easier access for affected residents to engage with community services; if so, which one/s.
(8) Did affected residents who visited the information hub receive information on how to obtain a rebate from their energy provider.
(9) How many skips worth of spoiled food were filled.
(10) How many showers were provided at the community information hub.
(11) Were these showers brought in, or were they already part of the facility.
(12) How many washers and dryers were provided at the community information hub.
(13) Were these washers and dryers brought in, or were they already part of the facility.
(14) What steps were taken by the ACT Government to notify storm-impacted residents/households of the existence of the community information hub and the services available there.
(15) How were households without power (and therefore perhaps without access to radio and/or internet) notified regarding the community information hub.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Approximately 600 community members attended the community information hub established at the Molonglo ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) shed.
(2) Approximately 752 ice bags were purchased for community use.
(3) A household was able to take two bags of ice each day. Individual discretion was also considered where necessary.
(4) The community information hub closed on Sunday, 9 January 2022. The hub operated for as long as residents were without power. Once Evoenergy advised power was restored the hub was closed.