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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5331..


(5) Veteran Gold Cardholders are one of the eligible groups listed in (1). They are entitled to the same rebate as other eligible ACT residents.

Housing-refurbishments

(Question No 1137)

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

In relation to progress of refurbishments of public housing complexes:

(1) Please provide a current schedule of proposed refurbishment works for all multi unit Housing complexes distinguishing between current 2003﷓04 activity, and future activities expected to take place after 1 July 2004;

(2) When is the refurbishment at Fraser Court expected to be completed.

Mr Wood

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

(1) During this financial year it is proposed to commence refurbishment of Northbourne Flats (Braddon). Refurbishment works are programmed on an annual basis, and are announced each year as part of the Budget Papers. As a result, no program is available for future years at this stage.

(2) At Fraser Court, repairs to the roof to prevent water leakage and repairs to window frames and refurbishment of water-damaged units are expected to be completed by late 2004.

Respite care

(Question No 1138)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to respite care:

(1) Would the Minister outline the Government's current strategies for assisting parents and carers in the area of respite care;

(2) Further to (1), please provide details of relevant funding in relation to each strategy identified.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is:

The ACT Government provides $1,023,316 per annum to the Burrangiri Crisis Respite Centre for the Aged to provide short term overnight crisis respite care (maximum two week stay) and post hospitalisation care (maximum two week stay). Burrangiri is also funded by the ACT Government to provide day respite services Monday to Friday.

In 2003-04 the ACT Home and Community Care (HACC) program allocated approximately $2.7 million in respite services to the frail aged with moderate to severe disabilities, younger


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