Tania MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) (12:51): (1898)
My constituency question is to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation on behalf of a number of retirees in my electorate but specifically Mr Les Scobie from Wangaratta.
I have raised issues around retirement village reforms numerous times in the last three years, and the response has consistently been that concerns will be addressed in the current review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986.
By the time we reach the next election it will be three years since the review published its options paper for consultation, which closed more than a year ago.
We are heading towards the fourth summer since I started raising these issues in Parliament and another fire season without a requirement on retirement villages to have an emergency evacuation plan.
So my question is: could the minister advise when it expects to introduce the reforms for retirement villages, and will it include a requirement for all residential villages to have an emergency evacuation plan as requested?