Page 747 - Week 03 - Tuesday, 28 March 2023

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feedback from volunteer working groups have been received and worked through as well. Work is currently being progressed to align the scope of the works to deliver the fit-for-purpose facility there.

Phase 2 involves the refurbishment of the Gungahlin JESC to increase the operational footprint of ACT Policing within the JESC site. The user requirements are still being developed to help inform this design process.

Phase 3 is confirmation of an agreed site for the new ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire and Rescue facility in the Gungahlin region, and commencement of due diligence and concept design work to relocate these services is occurring. A procurement process is underway to engage a consultant to undertake more detailed investigations and proof of concept designs for that facility. It is also subject to an estate development plan, which is being managed through EPSDD as well. Our future business case will be brought forward for the total occupation of the Gungahlin JESC site by ACT Policing following the completion of the Gungahlin facility for ACTAS and ACT Fire and Rescue.

MR BRADDOCK: Minister, when will phase 2 be completed?

MR GENTLEMAN: As I mentioned, it involves refurbishment of the JESC site for Policing. There is a little bit of work to be continued there, with consultation with police on their needs after Fire and Rescue and the RFS move out.

MR DAVIS: Minister, where exactly will the new ambulance service be going?

MR GENTLEMAN: It is still subject to future government decisions. It will be in the Gungahlin region. As I said, we are working with EPSDD on that particular site.

Mental health—Mental Health Advisory Council

MR COCKS: My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. I have been advised that the cabinet met on 28 February to discuss the appointments to the government’s mental health advisory committee. Have these positions been decided on and filled?

MS DAVIDSON: Thank you for the question. I will take that on notice and provide you with the details.

MR COCKS: You may have to take this one on notice as well: have all applicants been told of the outcome of their applications?

MS DAVIDSON: I will take that on notice. As to whether or not letters have been sent yet, I will have to take that on notice.

MS CASTLEY: You may also need to take this one on notice. I am wondering why some applicants are still waiting to hear about their results, from the information that we have, and to allow for full transparency.

MS DAVIDSON: It is impossible for me to answer a question about why, when I do not yet have the dates. I will take that on notice.


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