Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 11 May 2017) . . Page.. 1688 ..
MS FITZHARRIS: I did indicate that over the coming weeks and months, there will be very regular contact with those participants in the workshop. The communique will be sent out either later today or tomorrow. Work will continue over the coming weeks to finalise the model of care. After that, tenders will go out for services to be provided on the site.
MR MILLIGAN: Why has the government spent almost $12 million dollars on developing the Ngunnawal bush healing farm without having a model of care for the facility or having determined the precise nature of the service being delivered from the start?
MS FITZHARRIS: Again, as I indicated yesterday, the facility has been completed. The road to open up access to the facility has not yet been completed. The model of care has been under discussion for some time with a range of stakeholders. Rehabilitation is a journey. For members of the community who have a very strong and longstanding interest in this, this facility is an outstanding investment in our Indigenous community in responding to their needs. We are working with them very closely, working through the model of care and working through the services that will be provided on the site.
As I indicated yesterday, I regret the delay and I certainly appreciate that this has been an ambition and dream of members of the Aboriginal community for some time. I remain committed to opening this facility as soon as possible and to delivering the services at the site as soon as possible.
MRS DUNNE: Minister, how many draft models of care have been developed over the years for the Ngunnawal bush healing farm and how much has the government paid to consultants and NGOs to develop models of care?
MS FITZHARRIS: I will take that question on notice.
Roads—accident black spots
MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services and it relates to the article on page 8 of today’s Canberra Times, which reports a third fatal accident on Long Gully Road following the tragic accidents in 1998 and 2005. What work or analysis has Roads ACT completed on the condition of Long Gully Road?
MS FITZHARRIS: I note with sadness another fatality, as Ms Le Couteur has mentioned. I am seeking advice on that and I will take the question on notice to get you a response by the end of question time.
MS LE COUTEUR: How is the ACT government prioritising and identifying fixing accident black spots on ACT roads?
MS FITZHARRIS: There are a number of ways that Roads ACT assesses our road network. Certainly there is detailed modelling behind the work that goes into