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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1254..


MR WOOD (continuing):

forms of community facilities. That is being undertaken by PALM, which falls under the portfolio responsibilities of Mr Corbell.

As Mr Corbell is away today, I will respond on his behalf, and on behalf of my portfolio. The community facilities needs assessment study is an assessment of the current and future provision of community facilities in the three districts of Central Canberra, Belconnen and Gungahlin.

The study analyses demographic trends, changes in service delivery and government policy, and provides an assessment of community needs as they relate to the use and supply of community facilities on community facility land. A qualitative assessment was undertaken through a range of consultation strategies.

That study-I think this is the question Ms Dundas was asking-is scheduled to be completed in May/June 2003. It is expected that phase 2 of the study will be extended to cover Woden, Weston Creek and Tuggeranong during 2003-04.

With regard to insurance coverage, the above study is not specifically addressing the issue. However, information is being provided by the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services this week to all their contracted non-government community facility managers on new arrangements for public liability insurance.

A consortium of insurers, the Community Care Underwriting Agency, which is IAG, NRMA, QBE and Allianz, has put in place insurance cover for non-government organisations. As part of securing insurance cover, an organisation must prepare a risk management plan, based on a risk profile of the organisation and the services it delivers.

The plan provides the basis for determining the level of insurance cover required. To make the development of the risk management plan easier, non-government organisations are able to locate a template risk management plan by accessing the Department of Treasury web page. In addition to the above service, the Department of Treasury has been coordinating risk identification seminars for non-government organisations. I hope that, between those two departments, your question has been answered.

Petitions-out of order

Mr Wood , pursuant to standing order 83A, presented the following papers:

Petitions which do not conform with the standing orders-

Duffy Shopping Centre-Proposed refurbishment-

Mr Cornwell (108 citizens).

Mr Cornwell (216 citizens).

Personal explanation

MRS DUNNE: I seek to make a personal explanation in accordance with standing order 46.


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