Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5544 ..
(1) Given that a recent Productivity Commission report has found that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will miss its rollout deadline by at least a year, what implications will this have on progress to transition for the ACT.
(2) What financial implications would a delay to the national roll out of the NDIS have on the ACT.
Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The ACT has fully transitioned all eligible participants to the NDIS and the NDIA is now responsible for funding specialist disability support for people with disability in the ACT. Any delay in the national roll out of the scheme would therefore have no implications for the ACT.
(2) There will be no financial implications for the ACT if there is a delay in the national roll out of the NDIS. It should also be noted that Federal and State Disability Ministers have expressed no appetite for delaying the national rollout.
ACTION bus service—route alterations
(Question No 801)
Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 27 October 2017:
(1) In relation to the No 5 bus route that was discontinued on 9 October, what consultations did the Minister undertake with community groups or commuters prior to making this change and other changes, to determine whether the new route plans would meet the needs of patrons.
(2) Has the Minister agreed to a meeting request from the Old Narrabundah Community Council to discuss the cancellation of the No 5 bus route.
(3) Has the Minister or her Directorate received feedback about the cancellation of the No 5 bus route from affected patrons; if so, what was the nature of that feedback.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The ACT Government committed to the commencement of the Green Rapid through South Canberra in 2017 at the 2016 election.
(2) Transport Canberra officials have spoken with members of the Old Narrabundah Community Council as well as other stakeholders in the area regarding transport options for the area.
(3) Since the announcement of the new timetable on 31 August 2017 and the timetable commencing on 7 October 2017 Transport Canberra has received feedback. This feedback was both positive and negative on different aspects of the updated network.