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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 247 ..

(6) Approximately $8,500 for reactive pothole repair across the ACT during 1 August 2020 and 1 December 2020.

(7) Resurfacing is generally planned during the summer months. 124,400 m2 of road was identified for preventative resurfacing works using bitumen chip seal in the Ginninderra electorate in the second half of the financial year. 11,823 m2 of heavy patching has commenced in preparation for bitumen reseal and an additional 10,955 m2 of milling will been undertaken in the second half of the financial year.

(8) The specific suburbs are in Belconnen, Bruce, Hawker and Spence with various streets in these suburbs receiving maintenance treatments. Most of these roads will be resealed in second half of the financial year (early 2021).

(9) Yes, a detailed annual resurfacing program is available on the City Services website for reference.

Mental health—Official Visitors program(Question No 64)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) On what date were Official Visitors first appointed for disability services.

(2) What are the complete roles and responsibilities of an Official Visitors.

(3) What criteria is considered in the making of a decision to appoint someone as an Official Visitors, ie qualifications, experience etc.

(4) Are there any limitations to the number of Official Visitors that can be appointed; if so, what are the minimum and maximum number of Official Visitors that can be appointed.

(5) How many Official Visitors are currently appointed and what are their names.

(6) Is the ACT Government currently seeking more Official Visitors to be appointed; if so, how many.

(7) Are Official Visitors employed by the ACT Government; if not, how are they imbursed for their work.

(8) What is the total number of complaints received by Official Visitors for each year the past four years.

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

(1) The first Official Visitor for Disability Services was appointed on 4 September 2013.

(2) Official Visitors for disability aim to safeguard standards of treatment and care and advocate for the rights and dignity of people described as entitled persons under the Disability Services Act 1991.

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