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(4) How many staff are working in the directorate on these new centres.

(5) Will there be public transport available to these centres.

(6) Will the new walk-in health centres be different to current centres; if so, can the Minister provide details.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. A feasibility study has commenced into the establishment of the Inner South, South Tuggeranong, North Gungahlin and West Belconnen centres.

The Molonglo centre commenced on 28 April 2022 operating as Canberra Health Services at Molonglo (CHS at Molonglo). It is co-located within the Molonglo Valley Medical Centre at 110 Woodberry Avenue, Coombs, with Canberra Health Services (CHS) managing six consultation rooms.

Current services provided at CHS at Molonglo include a range of women’s and family health care services led by CHS nurses and midwives.

2. The first new centre is open and operating at Molonglo. The roll out of the four additional health centres will be subject to consideration of the feasibility study.

3. As of 30 April 2022, capital costs of $0.7 million (GST exclusive) have been spent on planning and construction activities.

4. CHS has allocated a multi-disciplinary project team with up to five staff from different areas working on this project.

5. Yes. Public transport is one of the criteria proposed for assessment of preferred sites.

6. The new centres will provide publicly accessible healthcare across Canberra’s suburbs. These centres will build on the existing health network including the Walk-In Centres and the Community Health Centres and will be informed by consultation with each community and key stakeholder groups. The objective of these centres will be the delivery of person-centred, integrated care with a multidisciplinary approach.

Municipal services—crematorium facilities
(Question No 783)

Ms Clay asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 6 May 2022:

(1) Can the Minister confirm whether the figures provided by the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association (ACCA) in their National Cremation Capacity Survey 2020, in relation to the number of cremation services currently performed in the ACT (as an annual average), are correct; if not, what are the number of cremation services currently provided on average in the ACT, and what is the current capacity of our crematoria services in the ACT.

(2) Is the ACT Government aiming for a quota of one crematorium per 155,000 people; if not, what is the quota that the ACT Government is aiming for.

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