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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 4 August 2021) . . Page.. 2285 ..


In partnership with ACT Health, Housing ACT built four homes to provide long-term supported accommodation for people living with mental illnesses. The dwellings, constructed to the class C adaptable standard to cater for mobility limitations, have bedrooms with en suites and a dedicated meeting space, enabling tenants to live in a supported environment amongst the community.

The ACT government is delivering on these housing infrastructure programs to address the diverse, changing needs of the Canberra community and to enable us to have a sustainable supply of housing for the individuals and families who need it most.

Finally, I go to my portfolio responsibilities as Minister for Sport and Recreation. The ACT government has committed to delivering more sporting facilities for a growing Canberra, to help Canberrans stay active, healthy and engaged in the sports that they love.

The ACT government committed at the 2020 election to support Dragon Boat ACT as one of the largest water-based sports, with a new home in Grevillea Park. The facility will include a new boathouse, storage facility and spectator area to support events. Tennis ACT, as they continue to grow to beyond 32,000 players, will have a new facility in Gungahlin. The centre will include up to 12 full-size courts, with amenities including LED floodlighting, up to two hot shots courts, a pavilion, a hitting wall and parking. The government will support all the sporting organisations and clubs that use Phillip enclosed oval, with a new pavilion, upgraded grandstands and lights and additional parking. New sportsgrounds will be built in Stromlo Forest Park that will see at least two playing fields, floodlighting, a pavilion and parking—all delivered in this term of government.

The ACT government continues the improvement program to upgrade facilities across the ACT to be female-friendly, to help remove barriers to participation in sport for women and girls.

The ACT government is continuing to deliver on its infrastructure priorities in my portfolio of responsibilities, including delivering modern schools for our school communities, sustainable public housing for Canberrans who need it, and sporting facilities for the future.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.10 to 2.00 pm.

Questions without notice

Business—ChooseCBR scheme

MS LEE: My question is to the minister for business. Minister, an FOI document obtained by the Canberra Liberals reveals that the government approved an exemption from procurement regulations requiring three written quotes, for spending up to $200,000 to award a Darwin-based developer the ChooseCBR contract. Brainium


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