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(4) Hire fees for school facilities are retained by each individual school site, and are used to offset the cost of operations, such as utilities and cleaning.

(5) Sporting clubs are able to access school sites by contacting each school directly. Details of facilities available at each site and direct contact details for each school can be found on the Education Directorate’s website at Additional assistance to potential hirers is provided through the Education Support Office at

(6) The Directorate does not hold this level of detailed data. The request would require contact with every school and considerable time to collate the information.

Emergency services—helicopters
(Question No 661)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:

(1) What are the details of the contract between the NSW and ACT Governments to house and operate one of the Toll Rescue Helicopters.

(2) Does this service accommodate volunteer staff; if not, why not.

(3) Is the current facility in which the helicopter is housed fully appropriate for the size and capability of the new helicopter.

(4) What is being done with the facility in which the previous Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter was housed.

(5) How long does it take for a doctor to arrive at the facility in which the helicopter is housed once being alerted to an emergency situation.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) A Heads of Agreement between the NSW and ACT Governments details the funding arrangements under a 90/10 split to support the provision of aeromedical services and medical crewing of the aircraft.

(2) Sponsorship and community support (volunteer) arrangements are a matter for Toll Helicopters.

(3) Yes. The aircraft is housed in the ACT Rural Fire Service hanger pending upgrades to the SouthCare hanger being completed.

(4) The hanger that will house the Toll aircraft is currently undergoing capital works to make a number of improvements to the engineering annex, hanger doors, a new helicopter landing site that enables the use of night vision equipment technology and crew amenities. The ACT Government provided $0.395m in funding in the 2016/17 ACT Budget to support base improvements.

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