Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4151 ..
b) The estimated completion date of feasibility study – It is anticipated the draft functional design brief, capital works plans and timelines will be completed by November 2017. It is anticipated that a full business case to support the future accommodation at the AMC will be developed for consideration in the 2018-19 Budget.
c) The options for female accommodation will be considered in the feasibility study.
d) The feasibility study will consider the estimated costs of options for detainee accommodation.
2. Female detainees will continue to be accommodated in appropriate areas of the AMC including the Management Unit while other options are explored.
3. ACT Corrective Services will continue to monitor female detainee numbers and work with oversight bodies.
ACT Corrective Services is constantly reviewing accommodation options and appropriate planning is on going to meet the short-, medium-, and long-term demands to accommodate female detainees within operational requirements.
Planning—bushfire prone area
(Question No 503)
Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:
(1) Can the Minister clarify the policy for amending the Bushfire Prone Area.
(2) What amendments, if any, have been made to the Bushfire Prone Area since 1 January 2017 to 15 August 2017 and (a) what is the rationale for these amendments, (b) were any amendments made to the Bushfire Prone Area map on the ACT Government’s website and (c) was consultation undertaken with (i) the local community and (ii) insurance companies prior to these changes.
(3) How many houses as at 1 January 2017 fell within the Bushfire Prone Area in (a) Chapman and (b) Duffy.
(4) How many houses are currently within the Bushfire Prone Area in (a) Chapman and (b) Duffy
(5) Have any houses damaged by the 2003 Canberra Bushfires been removed from the Bushfire Prone Area.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Part 1 of the ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan (SBMP) provides for the Bushfire Prone Area (BPA) map to be ‘...reviewed and refined to reflect changes in land use and tenure, as improved vegetation mapping becomes available and to address local and site specific issues as required’.