Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 May 2017) . . Page.. 1562 ..
MS LAWDER: Minister, what changes will you make to maintenance, procurement or other processes to ensure that such problems as the Bronto not being available will not happen again?
MR GENTLEMAN: I have had discussions with our fire service staff on the maintenance that occurs with our materiel and our infrastructure. There is an opportunity to gear maintenance up to ensure that we do not have breakdowns or we limit the number of breakdowns that occur. It is very important that we can get all of our machinery out and about when it is needed. I will keep the Assembly updated as those review processes go forward and come back with maintenance schedules for that important equipment.
Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—staff training
MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth. Minister, in the statement on the blueprint for youth justice, you note that “over 90 per cent of available Bimberi staff had undertaken the responding to critical situations refresher training within the past 10 months”. You further state that Bimberi has a “goal of everyone receiving refresher training over each 12-month period”. Numerous current and former Bimberi staff members, however, have told me that they received no responding to critical situations refresher training after their inductions until about 10 months ago. Minister, when exactly did Bimberi management establish the goal of annual refresher training for staff?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Kikkert for the question, and I will take it on notice.
MRS KIKKERT: How frequently did Bimberi staff receive responding to critical situations refresher training in the five years before May 2016?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I will take that on notice.
MRS DUNNE: Minister, how will the Assembly know that this annual refresher training goal is being met in the future, and can you tell us when in the past refresher training has been provided to Bimberi staff since the opening of Bimberi?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: The second part of the question I will take on notice. I am happy to provide regular updates to the Assembly on this matter.
Public housing—site density
MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development. Minister, in documents relating to the public housing developments in Holder, Chapman, Wright and Mawson, there are several email correspondences that refer to instructions to increase yields at these sites, including increasing yields to 30 and 32 dwellings on two of the sites. Minister, who gave the instructions to increase the yields on these sites?