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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2005) . . Page.. 4081 ..


Housing—indigenous boarding house(Question No 674)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2005:

Given that the total amount of $3.2 million has been earmarked by the ACT Government for the provision of the Indigenous Boarding House, has a site been allocated for the facility;

What plans have been drawn up for the facility and what organisations or groups have been consulted in relation to design, usability and Indigenous cultural issues;

When will construction of the Indigenous Boarding House commence.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

As yet, a site has not been identified for the Boarding House.

The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services engaged Jalinari Associates to consult with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to determine the service model for the hostel and other issues which will inform design specifications for the facility. The following groups participated in this consultation:

Billabong Aboriginal Corporation

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Ghibba Gunya

Boomanulla Sport and Recreation Association

Dyirimal Migay (Supported Accommodation Service for Young Women)

Gerib Sik Torres Strait Islander Dance Group

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Ngunnawal Community Development Employment Program

Chief Minister’s Indigenous Consultative Council

Aboriginal Hostels Ltd

Youth Coalition of the ACT

Coalition of Community Housing Organisations of the ACT (CCHOACT)

Beryl Women’s Refuge

Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services Regional Office (Queanbeyan)

Yinar Winangali (the Koori Women’s Network)

Canberra Institute of Technology – Yuruana Centre

Australian National University – Jabal Centre

The Canberra Hospital

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Department of Family and Community Services

Canberra Men’s Centre

YWCA

Inanna Inc

United Ngunnawal Elders Council

ACTCOSS

Indigenous Working Group – ACT COAG Trial

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Homelessness working group


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