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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3281..

(1) and (2)

In February 2003, the YWCA were granted one-off funding of $24,000 to establish community gardens in three of the six residential complexes of Northbourne Flats, Jerilderie Court, Stuart Flats, Fraser Court, Strathgordon Court and Malahide Gardens. The project was funded as one project rather than three separate projects. Separate funding amounts were, therefore, not required in relation to each individual garden. Under the conditions of funding, the report from the YWCA in relation to financial expenditure on this project is due on 10 August 2004.


Administration and management costs of the project were met by the YWCA. The budget provided in the original application was broken down as follows:





Equipment Hire/Purchase







(4) and (5)

The proposed budget indicated that $23,352 or 97.3% of the funds were allocated directly to the project. The YWCA is also to provide a report against the following performance measurements:

Number of tenants participating in project;

Number of planning group meetings conducted;

Number and nature of contacts with government and community service providers in the delivery of the project;

Evidence of mechanisms in place for clients to provide feedback on services received;

Level of participant satisfaction; and

One case study (with non-identifying information) which demonstrates how the service works with clients and how this has met client outcomes.

TransACT contractsA>

(Question No 1619)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 29 June 2004:

(1) In relation to Transact being selected as the preferred tenderer to deliver telephone (voice) services for $4.5 million per year to the A.C.T. Government, what specifically will be provided by Transact to the A.C.T. Government under this contract;

(2) Why was this contract awarded to Transact above other tenderers on the project;

(3) How will the savings of $3.5 million per year be brought about and when will they occur;

(4) In addition to the $4.5 million annual recurring expenditure for this contract, will there be any additional costs to the A.C.T. Government as a result of the change over to the new technology; if so, what are those costs;

(5) Is the cost of the actual handsets and other equipment to be installed under this contract included in the $4.5 million annual funding; if not, how are these handsets being funded;

(6) How will the other major infrastructure required for the installation of the new Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology under this contract, such as new cabling, switches and hubs be funded or financed;

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