Some examples of the type of local/regional issues that DFA (NCGSS/NCGSF) has dealt over the years are as follows.
Woodside, South Australia, 1990
Water filters were fitted to houses and in 1991 wall rails were fitted in houses with stairs. Fences were also erected around houses on main roads. Safety switches were also introduced.
Port Wakefield, South Australia
Reverse-cycle air conditioners were fitted to houses and fences erected. An isolated establishments allowance for Port Wakefield was introduced. The effectiveness of this allowance is under review by DFA in 2004.
Darwin, Northern Territory, 2001
After many attempts by various areas of Defence, the NCGSF Delegate was successful in having air-conditioning retrofitted to ensure all houses in Darwin were fully air-conditioned. This later led to the start of an Air-conditioning Allowance trial in 2002.
Singleton, New South Wales, 2001
Concerns raised by users of the Community Centre in relation to its proximity to a possible detention centre for illegal immigrants were followed up by the Delegate and resulted in the complete removal of the centre to a new, more suitable location.
Canberra, ACT, 2002
Combined efforts with the Duntroon Community Centre Management Committee but largely work undertaken by Delegate in the ACT saw the allocation of funding to build a new Community Centre on RMC Duntroon.
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