102. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Housing:
I refer to the Thrive program.
(1) Is there any intention to undertake ongoing evaluation of the program?
(2) If yes to (1) —
(a) who will undertake, or is undertaking, the evaluation; and
(b) what specific outcomes will be measured or considered as part of the evaluation?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
The Department of Communities undertakes ongoing monitoring of the Thrive program and performance of service providers.
The Department of Communities will engage an independent consultant to undertake an evaluation of the Thrive program in October 2022.
(b) The evaluation will include but is not limited to assessment of the quality and success of implementation and ongoing management; informing future design, development and implementation decisions; determining whether the intended community and service level outcomes are being delivered; assessing whether the service agreement has delivered value for money against the community and service level outcomes; and informing future strategic directions.
(3) Not applicable.