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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 25 October 2018) . . Page.. 4406 ..

This funding will be delivered through the Integrated Service Response program and will be allocated on a case by case basis to people with disability who have high and complex disability support needs, and for people who may not be eligible for the NDIS due to residency or eligibility requirements.

Maintaining Critical Supports, which historically was referred to as ‘Provider of Last Resort’, is the responsibility of the NDIA. The NDIA advise they have a project underway to make sure their approach to Maintaining Critical Supports is participant-centric, supports choice-based principles and operates within the NDIS related legislation.

Budget—lease variation charge
(Question No 1749)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 21 September 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Planning and Land Management):

What was the cost of administering the Lease Variation Charge (LVC) for each of the last three financial years (a) as a dollar cost and (b) as a percentage of revenue received from the LVC.

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

Implementation of LVC under the Planning and Development Act 2007 is core business (amongst other things) for the planning and land authority. The responsibility rests with the Development Application (DA) Leasing and ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) Coordination Section. This section has 8.78 full time employees (FTE) (distributed between 10 people). Out of this, generally between 3 and 5 staff are charged with the specific responsibility of administering LVC.

The cost of administering LVC for each of the last three financial years cannot be determined precisely, because not all proponents pay LVC in the same financial year that the determination is made. The reason for this is that the actual payment of LVC is a decision, made by a private induvial or entity, which is outside of the control of Government.

It should also be noted that the cost of administering LVC as a percentage of revenue received would be based on the salaries of the whole DA Leasing and ACAT Coordination Section, i.e. 8.78 FTE, and will be lower if the other tasks of the Section are not included.

Disability services—ACT government role
(Question No 1750)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) Why is the ACT Government prioritising regulatory oversight of disability services over other specialist service delivery areas when the National Disability Insurance Agency is investing in the implementation of quality and safeguarding framework nationally.

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