Page 4187 - Week 11 - Thursday, 21 September 2017

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Providers cannot be registered to provide services under the NDIS in the ACT unless and until they have been assessed by the Human Services Registrar as complying with the requirements of the Disability Services Act 1991 and subordinate legislation.

Relevant criteria for both NDIA and ACT depend on the registration groups for which registration is being sought.

Questions without notice taken on notice

Public housing—Phillip

Ms Berry (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Mr Parton and Mr Hanson on Thursday, 30 March 2017):

In response to the Member’s question/s, I can inform the Assembly that Block 8 Section 24 Phillip is a privately leased property. A Development Application has been submitted for the construction of 280 dwellings on the site. The Development Application is being assessed in accordance with the requirements of the Territory Plan.

It is a mandatory requirement of the Territory Plan that multi-unit housing in excess of 10 units is required to supply a minimum number of dwellings that are designed to meet the Australian Standard for Adaptable Housing. In the case of this development, 28 adaptable dwellings is the minimum number required to be provided, however, the Development Application indicates that the applicant will be providing 70 adaptable units.

Whilst this is not a supportive housing development, adaptable dwellings can be used by people who would live in supportive housing, such as those who are older or have a disability and may need support.

At this time neither Housing and Community Services nor the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce have any proposals to purchase dwellings at the site in Phillip.

Canberra Hospital—electrical systems

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Wall on Tuesday, 9 May 2017):

1. I was not specifically briefed on this matter.

2. In October 2016, I received an incoming Minister’s brief outlining Health Infrastructure projects which made mention of the Upgrading and Maintaining ACT Health Assets (UMAHA) program, including the Electrical Main Switchboard Replacement Project. The brief did not contain any information about the risk status of the electrical system at Canberra Hospital. With the exception of the UMAHA business case, no other briefs have been received on the risk status of the electrical system in my capacity as Minister for Health or Assistant Minister for Health.

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