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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 535..

Housing-maintenance budget

(Question No 27)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to ACT Housing's maintenance budget:

  1. What is the maintenance budget for:

  1. North Canberra;
  2. Belconnen;
  3. Weston;
  4. Woden;
  5. Tuggeranong;
  6. Oaks Estate; and
  7. Gungahlin

(2) Itemise the specific categories of maintenance in the budget allocation.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

  1. ACT Housing's 2001-2002 maintenance budget is not allocated down to a regional or suburb level.
  2. ACT Housing's maintenance budget is divided into four categories. They are:

  • Repairs. The 2001-2002 Repairs and Maintenance budget is $9.24 million. The budget generally includes responsive repairs aimed at addressing the urgent and priority requirements of health, safety, and security. Typically, this includes electrical, plumbing, repairing of heaters, stoves and hot water systems, and glazing works.

  • Planned Maintenance . The 2001-2002 Planned Maintenance budget is $13.16 million. It funds the provision of property finishing services such as painting (internal and external) and the replacement of floorcoverings. In multi-unit complexes it funds the servicing of air conditioning, central heating, and lifts. The budget also covers the cost of infrastructure and external works, including minor servicing, insulation, and security lighting. This amount includes $1.5 million for property services which is used to meet the cost of cleaning common areas and horticulture.

  • Improvement and Refurbishment Program . The 2001-2002 budget for these works is $7.5million. It involves the capital improvement of kitchens, laundries, and bathrooms. It also involves major service/infrastructure works, roofing and the installation of disabled modifications.

  • Works on the Larger Multi-Unit Properties . The 2001-2002 budget for these works is $4.6million.

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