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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5326..


c) Ambiguity with the sales documentation that need clarification. There have been several reasons in why extensions were required, be it clarification on lease purposes, deposited plan not registered in time or clearance from the Commonwealth on the Environment Protection and biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Ainslie Village

(Question No 1111)

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

In relation to Ainslie Village and further to your reply to Question on notice 1048:

(1) In relation to services currently provided at Ainslie Village, please provide a breakdown of the amounts of $135 028, $70 000 and $247 094 stated in paragraph (1) of the reply dated 17 November 2003;

(2) Further to your reply to paragraph (2), at what estimated cost will a community housing development worker be employed, and from where will these funds be sourced;

(3) Further to your reply to paragraph (3), will the provision of this service reduce the capacity of Ainslie Village for existing residents and, if so, where will affected people be relocated;

(4) Please explain precisely what is intended by the expression in paragraph (3) that 'This service will operate independently of Ainslie Village". How is this expected to work?

Mr Wood

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

(1) In my earlier response to Mrs Burke I provided a breakdown of the amounts of funding provided to the various services located at Ainslie Village:

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness ($1,042,572), provided by Centacare.

The Blue Door drop-in, food and information service ($135,028) provided by St Vincent de Paul.

A transition case manager to assist residents not eligible for SAAP services to access other community services ($70,000), provided by Murringu.

Mental Health ACT contracts Centacare ($247,094) to provide 15 supported accommodation places and four respite beds within the Lodge for males 18 years and above with mental disorders or co-morbid disorders.

The allocation of the purchase price to the various expenses related to the service provision is then a matter for the service provider.

(2) The Department has allocated $99 000 to the Coalition of Community Housing Organisations ACT (CCHOACT) (inc GST) to auspice a Community Housing


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