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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2456 ..


Higgins shops—bollards(Question No 296—amended answer)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 4 June 2021:

(1) Does the Government have any plans to reinstall two bollards that were removed from Higgins shops some time ago and will they be installing any other bollards on the north-western entrance of the shops; if so, when will they be reinstalled.

(2) Were there any bollards removed from the eastern side of the shops; if so, why were they removed and when were they removed.

(3) Has the Government received any requests to have bollards installed at the Higgins shops; if so, when were these requests received.

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

(1) Roads ACT replaced the two missing bollards from the front of Higgins Shops on 1 July 2021. Roads ACT is not aware of any other existing bollards that require reinstallation.

(2) Roads ACT is not aware of any other existing bollards that were removed or require reinstallation.

(3) Roads ACT has not received any requests to install additional bollards at Higgins Shops, however given this query, has arranged for officers to undertake further investigations.


Housing—Justice Housing Program(Question No 297)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 4 June 2021:

(1) How many properties used in the Justice Housing Program (JHP) are dedicated to individuals in need of a secure address to achieve bail.

(2) Are these properties specifically not used as accommodation options for women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved with the criminal justice program.

(3) Is the JHP the same as the Bail Support Trial referenced in the 2016-2017 Justice and Community Safety Directorate annual report.

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

1. There are ten JHP properties. A minimum of six beds across seven men’s properties are dedicated to men in need of a secure address to be released to bail, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. The remaining beds across the seven men’s properties are available to eligible clients subject to both bail and post sentence orders.


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