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buildings. ACT Fire & Rescue has reminded industry members of the requirements under the building code in meetings and seminars in subsequent years.

(2) As above. In general, when any form of potential non-compliance is identified, education is primarily aimed at those responsible for ensuring compliance with building standards.

(3) The project was subject to the approval, inspection and certification processes under the Building Act. Consultants contracted through ACT Government, including the building certifier, ensured that the proposed building work was referred to ACT Fire & Rescue for advice as required and that the approval was not inconsistent with their advice.

(4) ACT Health has comprehensive safety measures and emergency procedures in place at the Centenary Hospital, together with a robust fire suppression system which includes internal sprinklers throughout the building, fire drenchers over windows within three meters of a fire compartment, passive fire and smoke compartments such as fire doors, spray fireproofing and ventilation are in place and smoke alarms, fire hose reels and fire extinguishers.

(5) The fire services inside the building are compliant and have been recently tested and confirmed to be in fully functional and in good working order. These services include smoke detection, Wet Fire Sprinkler systems, Fire compartmentalisation, Fire Extinguisher systems, and robust planned evacuation procedures. The risk to the safety of people on the external of the building is low to negligible. ACT Fire & Rescue is aware of the risk and can attend a call within minutes to protect the spread of external proliferation. In the event of a fire ACT Health have reactive procedures in place to ensure immediate evacuation of internal and external areas of all buildings.

(6) ACT Health does regular fire system checks on the Centenary Hospital and is in regular contact with members of the ACT Emergency Services Agency and the Access Canberra building regulator. Fire System testing has been increased from annual testing to testing conducted every 8 weeks. This additional regime will continue until the panels are removed.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm
(Question No 622)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) What is the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm Advisory Board.

(2) What is the function of the Board.

(3) Who is on this Board.

(4) How were the members of the Board selected.

(5) What is the tenure of those on the Board.

(6) What are the terms of reference for the Board.

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