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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1419 ..

(3) What future plans, if any, exists for the complex.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The former food hall is part of a larger block containing parkland at the rear of the disused food court and adjacent to Glebe Park. The current owner has been negotiating with Planning and Land Management (PALM) for some time to redevelop that site. PALM refused to approve a recent Development Application (DA) to demolish the site because there is neither an acceptable proposal to redevelop the area or an acceptable management plan for the land in the meantime. The lessee has sought a review of this refusal in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

(2) The Amalgamated Property Group is the current owner of the land where the former Glebe Park Food hall and adjacent parkland is located.

(3) Please refer to (1) above.

Elder abuse

(Question No 497)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 1 April 2003:

In relation to the Government's response of 26 September 2002 to Report 11 of the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care entitled Elder Abuse in the ACT:

(1) Has a single telephone contact number yet been established for reports of elder abuse (Recommendation 4) and if so:

a) What is the number,

b) When will it be established,

c) How often to 28 February has it been accessed,

d) If not established why not.

(2) Has the Older Women's Boarding House crisis accommodation in Weston Creek (Recommendation 6):

a) Been opened,

b) How many residents to February 2003,

c) If not opened, why not.

(3) Has the Powers of Attorney Act been examined to review existing provisions (Recommendation 9c) and has the Department of Justice and Community Safety

investigated a system of monitoring for abuses of Powers of Attorney (Recommendation 9e) and if not, why not.

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