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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2700..


(4) The project is not linked at this stage to any one health and fitness campaign. It is part of our on-going effort to improve the health and well being of Canberra's citizens and in this case Canberra's youth.


The ACT Health Action Plan 2002 sets out priorities to be addressed including reducing smoking rates in youth. This project represents our promise to do that. Because of the nature and scope of the project there is great potential to link it into other lifestyle related areas promoting physical activity, nutrition, self-esteem and resilience like ACT Health's 'Vitality' campaign. I expect the project will indeed do this as it evolves, just as it has done in Western Australia.

Northbourne Flats

(Question No 775)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Northbourne Flats upgrade:

(1) From where in the budget will the funds for this upgrade come from;

(2) How much of the $3.8m allocated will be spent on (a) fire safety (b) upgrades other than fire safety;

(3) Is the entire renovation being paid for with money previously allocated to fire safety;

(4) What new measures will be introduced as part of the fire safety upgrade;

(5) Is there a forecast (a) start date and (b) completion date (date, month and year) for this project, if not, why not.

(6) How many tenants currently reside at Northbourne Flats;

(7) Are any of the 107 units currently empty, if so, why, if not, how will you reaccommodate tenants during the upgrade.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Housing and Community Services ACT Capital Program.

(2) (a) None.

(b) The $3.8m budget allocation includes internal to unit improvements, and common services such as laundry upgrades, hydraulic services upgrades and landscape/ lighting improvements.

(3) No.

(4) No new fire safety measures are being introduced as part of the $3.8m upgrade.


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