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(6) The BOP describes the range of fire fuel management actions that government land managers in EPSDD and TCCS are to undertake over a 12 month period. The 2017-18 BOP currently lists over 250 specific tasks to address bushfire fuel management and ensure the Territory will be well prepared to manage bushfire risks. Tasks can be summarised as:

4,700 ha of mowing in protected areas and unleased Territory land.

2,400 ha of fuel reduction burning in parks and reserves.

6,000 ha of stock grazing to created fuel reduced areas in strategic parks and reserves.

300 ha of targeted vegetation removal to improve fire breaks.

500 km of fire trail related maintenance across all parks and reserves to maintain emergency vehicle access.

Once approved by the ESA Commissioner, the BOP is published on the ACT Government website at

EPSDD is also responsible for the development of protected areas management plans. Such plans exist for all established parks and nature reserves in the ACT and for Googong Foreshores. Management Plans outline the means by which the government works with the community to manage protected areas and includes details on recreational opportunities, endangered species management and control of pests and weeds. All current plans are available at:

Health—patient care
(Question No 620)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) Further to the answer in QON No E17-520, in relation to (a) part (3), what is the reporting deadline for the work the Health Care Consumers Association is doing to develop a model for patient care navigators and (b) part (4), how many new nurses under the “More Nurses for Canberra” initiative will be engaged each year in each of the categories given in the answer.

(2) Has the grant of $100 000 been paid to the Health Care Consumers Association to develop the model for patient care navigators; if not, when will it be.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. (a) part (3) Patient Care Navigator Project

On 7 September 2017, ACT Health and Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) have signed an agreement for HCCA to implement the Patient Care Navigator project from 2 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

HCCA is required to provide a Final Performance Report and Financial Report to ACT Health by 30 September 2018.

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