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A workshop on the non-adoption of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the care of the Director-General was held in October 2019. This workshop brought together members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, the United Ngunnawal Elders Council, staff from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with lived experience of the out of home care system, and staff from the Community Services Directorate. This workshop tested possible deliberative approaches, with learnings from the workshop informing the ongoing development of the Forum model.

Following this workshop, ongoing conversations with key stakeholders to support scoping of the model have taken place.

Establishment of the Forum is delayed as a result of COVID-19 and will resume when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

16. CSD is finalising a feasibility study and jurisdictional review into establishing Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations in the ACT. This paper will form the basis of consultation and development with the community and Our Booris Our, Way Oversight Committee to finalise and recommend a position to support implementation of this recommendation.

The Implementation Oversight Committee will be monitoring the implementation of all recommendations of the Our Booris, Our Way

Final Report of which this is one.

Environment—Hall park upgrade project
(Question No 3012)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 22 May 2020 (redirected to the Minister for City Services):

(1) In relation to the proposed Hall Park Upgrade Project, including the proposed bike track, what is the estimated cost of the Geotech fabric required to be laid under the trail as part of the approved Statement of Heritage Effect.

(2) Who will be responsible for covering the additional cost due to the requirement of Geotech fabric.

(3) What is the approximate date that the project will commence.

(4) What is the estimated length of the project and has this been increased due to the requirement of Geotech fabric.

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

(1) The Hall community was given an overall estimated cost of $80-100,000 for the whole project, which includes approximately $50,000 for the Geotech fabric.

(2) Being a community funded project, the Hall community is responsible for covering all costs of the project including the Geotech fabric.

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