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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2179..

Answers to questions

Aged care accommodation

(Question No 1291)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 2 March 2004:

(1) Are any A.C.T. Government approvals required to add the extra 69 residential aged care places allocated to the A.C.T. by the Commonwealth on 10 February 2004 to existing facilities;

(2) If so, how long is it expected to take for such approvals to be given.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) Yes, some of the additional places to existing facilities will require development approval.

(2) The Commonwealth allocated four service providers a total of 50 additional places on 9 February 2004 and 19 aged care packages. 16 places were allocated to Mirinjani in Weston, 3 places to Villagio Sant Antonio in Page, 21 places to Anglican RCS Ginninderra / Brindabella Gardens and 10 places to Johnston Village Upper Jindalee.

Villagio Sant Antonio in Page has obtained development approval for the additional beds.

Mirinjani has held discussions with the ACT Planning and Land Authority about the proposed form of development but has yet to submit a Development Application. The Government has agreed to the direct sale of land which will enable Mirinjani to develop the facility.

The Anglican RCS Ginninderra / Brindabella Gardens and Johnston Village Upper Jindalee providers are still to finalise their proposals for the places allocated to them.

The ACT Planning and Land Authority will assess the Development Applications within the statutory framework allowed for assessment, ie. 30 business days or 45 business days if any objections are received, subject to adequate information being submitted and any issues arising with the proposals being able to be resolved quickly.

Aged care accommodation

(Question No 1293)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 2 March 2004:

(1) In relation to the Targeted Land Release for Aged Care commitments as outlined in the Building for our Ageing Community brochure, what is the exact location of the four sites presently included in the ACT Government's land release program for the purposes of aged care accommodation;

(2) Have each of these sites been allocated to specific service providers or developers; if so, to whom;

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