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curriculum to provide real life learning experiences for students, which would likely be linked to areas of the curriculum related to health and sustainability. This would be funded through their existing allocated budget or with the assistance of fundraising activities. Majura Primary School is a good example of this as the ACT demonstration school for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

Transport—car pooling
(Question No 2296)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 3 May 2012:

(1) What is the cost of providing the ACT Health car pooling service.

(2) When was the car pooling service introduced.

(3) What has been the year-by-year take up of the car pooling services.

(4) How does the car pooling service operate and is the system supported by the Shared Services Information and Communication Technology section.

(5) Has any cost modelling been done for expanding the service to other agencies, ACT Government wide, or for including Federal Government agencies; if so, can the Minister provide details.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The contract price for development, implementation, licence fees, hosting, technical support and in house marketing for two years is $94,050.00 (GST including).

(2) The Health Directorate launched the service in August 2010.

(3) The year by year participation in the car pooling scheme has been as follows:

Oct 2010

Oct 2011

Apr 2012

Registered staff




(4) The car-pooling system is a web based service which staff access via a link from the Health Directorate Intranet. The system is hosted and supported by the contracted service provider

(5) The Government is expanding the scheme to all ACT Government directorates from 1 July 2012 from existing funding allocations and is currently in confidential contract negotiations with the software provider. Following this 12 month trial, the Government will consider whether the scheme could be expanded to include Federal Government agencies. No cost modelling has been done on the expansion to Federal Government agencies, as it is contingent on the success of the initial ACT rollout.

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