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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4150 ..

Various parts of the Territory Plan also require buildings to be constructed in accordance with the relevant bushfire provisions in the Building Code of Australia.

(2) Yes, if part of a block is in a bushfire prone area, the same restrictions/considerations would be applied to the whole of the block.

(3) (a) and (b)

Development on a block is governed by the relevant land use zone as specified in the Territory Plan. The owner of a block may lodge an application to develop the block for the purposes permitted under the relevant land use zone, regardless of whether it is wholly or partially within a Bushfire Prone Area.

Development applications lodged for land partially or wholly within bushfire prone areas are referred to the Emergency Services Agency and the ACT Rural Fire Service for advice. The planning and land authority may use such advice to limit the proposed development of the block, exclude certain uses, or impose additional site-specific conditions.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—women’s accommodation
(Question No 502)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:

(1) What are the details of the feasibility study into the needs of the ACT’s prison population, including (a) the terms of reference, (b) estimated completion date of the feasibility study, (c) all the options being considered for the women detainee accommodation and (d) the estimated costs of such options.

(2) What is the exact date of when the Alexander Maconochie Centre will no longer accommodate women detainees in the management unit, noting that you advised the Chamber on 3 August 2017 that the housing of women in the management unit “was not for an indefinite period”.

(3) What specific steps, if any, will the ACT Government and ACT Corrective Services take in the event that (a) 50, (b) 55, and (c) 60 women were to be incarcerated at any given time during the next quarter.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. The details of the feasibility study into the needs of the ACT’s prison population are below:

a) The objective of the feasibility study is to enable the identification, prioritisation and delivery of future correctional requirements in a staged, cost effective manner. The feasibility study will include a draft functional design brief, basic capital works plans, time lines and associated facility detailed business cases. The aim of the feasibility study is for ACTCS to provide a detailed Business Case proposal for the 2018/19 budget submissions.

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