Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4577 ..
(b) part (4) More Nurses for Canberra
Two x Maternal and Child Health Nurses (MACH)
Six x Roving School Nurses
12 x Nurse Navigators
2. As outlined in the Agreement between ACT Health and HCCA, $100,000 is available over 2017-18 financial year, payable in quarterly instalments of $25,000. These are scheduled for payment on 30 September 2017; 31 December 2017; 31 March 2018; and 30 June 2018.
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children—aluminium cladding
(Question No 621)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:
(1) In relation to the Ministerial Statement, Update on the Aluminium Cladding Working Group, tabled in the Assembly on 17 August 2017, what action did the Government take to ensure ACT Health was aware of the concerns, held since 2009, about the fire safety risks associated with aluminium composite panels before it took the decision to install polyethylene panels on the exterior of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.
(2) What action did the Government take to ensure all ACT Government directorates and agencies were aware of these concerns.
(3) Did ACT Health seek the advice of the planning and land management agency and the police and emergency services agency before deciding to install these panels at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.
(4) How do fire services inside the building mitigate the (a) risk of external cladding catching fire and (b) risks to the safety of people and property in the building’s external precinct.
(5) What technology or other warning systems inside the building are triggered if external cladding catches fire.
(6) What emergency systems and procedures on the building’s exterior will be triggered to ensure the safety of people and property in the building’s external precinct in the event of external cladding catching fire.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The focus of relevant Government agencies was on alerting and educating those directly involved in specifying, designing and certifying both private and public buildings about potential non-compliant use of different aluminium composite panels – such as fire engineers, builders, architects, designers and building certifiers, who usually determine and approve the materials to be used in a building. ACT officials have met with a wide range of local private sector building certifiers and fire engineers about possible non-compliant use of combustible ACP on multi-storey