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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 3 May 2007) . . Page.. 1049 ..

What other security arrangements are planned to secure detainees;

Will electronic devices be used to track prisoners; if so, (a) what form will those devices take, (b) what range will such a devices have and (c) are such devices able to report specific movements beyond reportable prison areas.

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

The Functional Brief, which is on the AMC project website at addresses the security concept for the AMC

Two Fortress 358 security mesh fences will be erected around the AMC perimeter.

The Security Systems Integrator (SSI) will integrate the Fortress 358 fences with Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) and fixed cameras, the Microphonic cabling in both Fortress 358 fences and the Microwave Detection System. In addition to the PTZ, there is also dome and fixed camera coverage elsewhere in the AMC and an electronic and manual locking system. The SSI will also be linked to the Staff Duress System (fixed and portable). Other security systems include x-ray equipment, metal detectors – both hand-held and static mounted (as used in airports) and Biometric Identification equipment. The plan of the AMC also includes appropriate internal fencing and a Management Unit for the accommodation of prisoners who need to be temporarily removed from the mainstream setting. The Dog Squad will also contribute to the Centre’s security by focusing on the detection of contraband.

ACT Corrective Services continues to examine the acquisition of a prisoner tracking system.

Ginninderra Ridge voucher promotion

(Question No 1539)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 13 March 2007:

Why was the Ginninderra Ridge voucher promotion incentive scheme started;

What did the scheme hope to achieve;

What were the measurable results arising from the scheme;

Why was the offer advertised for $5000 vouchers, then changed to $10 000;

Were those who tendered informed of the change; if so, what form did that advice take;

Why were some offers for quotes faxed out just one day prior to the closing date for tenders;

On what basis was Valley Retravision chosen as the successful tender;

Why was Valley Retravision chosen ahead of Belconnen Retravision;

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