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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1420..


(4) Has the Community Awareness Campaign scheduled for 2003 (Recommendation 12) been implemented as yet and if not, when will it be.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) Discussions have been undertaken with community organisations and relevant agencies regarding the most appropriate mechanism for establishing a single telephone contact number. Based on these discussions, a business case has been developed and is being considered as part of the 2003-04 Budget process.

(2) A site has been identified in Chapman to establish the eight-unit older women's boarding house. Subject to positive outcomes with the consultation process with the local community, it is anticipated that the boarding house will be operational by the end of 2003.

(3) The Department of Justice and Community Safety is currently developing the parameters for undertaking the review of the Powers of Attorney legislation, which is proposed to commence shortly. It is noted that there are a number of issues, such as the significant proportion of enduring powers that are entered into by other than the aged (i.e. for business purposes, estate planning etc.), will also be taken into account in the review.

(4) Following discussions with other State Government departments, ACT agencies and community groups, a business case has been developed for the community awareness campaign and is being considered as part of the 2003-04 Budget process. The broad community awareness and education campaign will be undertaken following the outcomes of the Budget process, and in close consultation with the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing.

Gungahlin Drive

(Question No 498)

Ms Tucker asked the Minister for Planning:

In relation to:.

(1) Could the Minister please provide full itemised details of costs incurred between October 2001 and January 2003 on expert reports, community consultancies, engineering studies, design work, etc on progressing its plans to construct Gungahlin Drive Extension to the West of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) With the change of government in October 2001 the Department of Urban Services commissioned a series of studies investigating the construction of the Gungahlin Drive Extension. These studies covered environmental and engineering issues along the full length of the corridor from the Barton Highway to the Glenloch Interchange including adopting an alignment to the west of the Australian Institute of Sport in the


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