Page 286 - Week 01 - Thursday, 12 February 2015

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problems. We know that these types of oral diseases can lead to pain, to speech problems and to discomfort with eating and swallowing. Demand continues to grow as our population ages, with more people waiting for dentures and more people becoming denture wearers over the next 10 years. As I mentioned in my earlier answer, if you have mobility challenges as an elderly person, getting access to comprehensive dental care can be difficult.

That is why our investment in services like the mobile dental clinic is so important, to maintain good health care not just for a person’s oral health but for their overall health and wellbeing. It is just so critical for those vulnerable people in our community.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice


MR GENTLEMAN: Yesterday in question time Mr Coe asked two questions regarding a development application for a childcare centre in Harrington Circuit in Kambah. In reply to his questions I can confirm, firstly, that the development application for the childcare facility on Harrington Circuit in Kambah seeks approval to operate the development as a stand-alone childcare centre and not a home business. Secondly, anyone interested in purchasing land located in commercial and community zones in Kambah can contact the Land Development Agency for available unleased land in Kambah in these zones.

Health—bush healing farm

MR CORBELL: Members opposite asked me in question time today when was the last time the elected body was briefed on the issue of the Ngunnawal bush healing farm. I can advise members that, in addition to the consultations I mentioned in my earlier answers, there was a full briefing of the elected body on site at the Ngunnawal bush healing farm on Tuesday, 3 February. The chair of the elected body was present, as were other members.

Territory and municipal services—mowing

Environment—Mugga Lane tip

MR RATTENBURY: I was asked earlier this week a number of questions by a number of members of the Liberal Party regarding mowing. Mr Coe asked:

… did the contractor fulfil all the requirements of their previous contract with the ACT government?

I have been advised by TAMS that the contractor has met its contractual obligations under its current mowing contract. In relation to its earlier contract, I am advised that there was a non-conforming issue relating to completion of mowing within agreed time frames. Citywide subsequently withdrew from the contract.

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