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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2011) . . Page.. 4463 ..


(j) Life Support

This is managed by ACTEWAGL and other private energy providers.

(k) Low Vision Aids

This is managed by the Community Services Directorate.

(l) Spectacles Subsidy Scheme

This is managed by the Community Services Directorate.


Seniors—government commitments(Question No 1761)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 25 August 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Community Services):

(1) Can the Minister provide a list of all ACT Government commitments to Seniors Clubs in the ACT.

(2) What are the corresponding values for each of these initiatives.

(3) For each of commitments referred to in part (1), have it been delivered; if not, when will it be delivered.

(4) What commitments have been withdrawn and as a result, not on the list provided and what are the reasons for this.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) & (2)

The ACT Government supports the development and promotion of Seniors Clubs in a number of ways. Seniors Clubs are supported through ACT Government grants. Over the last three rounds of the Community Support and Infrastructure Grants Program (CSIG) and the ACT Seniors Grants and Sponsorship Program (SGS), Seniors Clubs secured the following grants:

2008

Woden Seniors

A building extension

CSIG

$50,000

Woden Seniors

Floor coverings and window treatments

CSIG

$8,050

Woden Seniors

Upgrade of IT equipment and software

CSIG

$7,724

Canberra Seniors Centre

Upgrade of entrance area

CSIG

$21,550

Polish Seniors Club

An activities program

SGS

$7,000

Canberra Seniors Centre

A data projector

SGS

$1,671

2009

Woden Seniors

Equipment to support their administration

CSIG

$6,946


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