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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2011) . . Page.. 4426 ..


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

(1) I have been advised by ActewAGL that its current average connection time for Greenfield areas is 4.6 business days. This timeframe is the average time to connect after ActewAGL has received notification that the ACTPLA inspection has been completed and the customer’s Retailer Supply Agreement (account) has been established, which are pre-requisites to new dwelling connection and energisation.

(2) I have been advised by ActewAGL that its target time for new dwelling connections in Greenfield areas is 5 business days.


Social welfare—crisis assessment and treatment team(Question No 1709)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 August 2011:

(1) What was the total number of incidences of care provided by the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) in 2010-11.

(2) What is the projected growth in demand for CATT services for 2011-12.

(3) What was the total payment for the operation of CATT in 2010-11.

(4) What is the total payment budgeted for the operation of CATT in 2011-12.

(5) What is the total number of full-time equivalent staff for CATT.

(6) What is the total number of staff rostered on per shift in CATT.

(7) Are there currently any staff vacancies in CATT; if so, how long have these positions remained vacant.

(8) Can the Minister list the ways that people access CATT, for example, client direct contact through phone, attendance at an emergency department, referred by police.

(9) Can the Minister provide the percentage of total incidences of care that were accessed through the means listed in part (8).

(10) What is the mean waiting time between contact with CATT and incidence of care being provided.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) In 2010-2011 there were 30,978, occasions of services provided by CATT.

(2) The projected growth in demand for CATT services in 2011-2012 is 4% – 5% of the 30,978, equaling 32,200 to 32,500 occasions of service. The project growth is based on average growth over the past five years.

(3) In 2010-2011 the total payment for the CATT operation was $3.073 million.

(4) The total payment budgeted for the operation of CATT in 2011-2012 is $3.326 million.


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