(1) The Secretary may invite applications for * extra service status in respect of residential care services, or * distinct parts of residential care services, in a particular State or Territory, or in a particular region within a State or Territory.
(2) The invitation must specify:
(a) the closing date; and
(b) if the Minister has determined under section 32-7 a maximum proportion of the total number of * places allocated in the State, Territory or region that may be extra service places--the maximum proportion.
(3) The invitation must be:
(a) published in such newspapers; or
(b) published or notified by such other means;
as the Secretary thinks appropriate.
(4) In this section:
"region" means a region determined by the Secretary under subsection 12-6(1) for a State or Territory in respect of residential care subsidy.