Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3987..
(4) How many 'hard wired' smoke detectors have been fitted in multi-unit housing complexes throughout the A.C.T. since the fire protection appropriation monies were allocated;
(5) With regard to part (4) and those hard wired smoke detectors already fitted, how many of those fitted have been inspected as per the mandatory Australian Standards to do so every 12 months; please provide records showing (a) inspections and (b) inspection dates;
(6) How many client services visits have been undertaken in the last 12 months;
(7) What occurs during a client services visit.
Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) No fire protection appropriation was made in 2002-03 but $10m was allocated as a Treasurer's Advance late in 2001-02. As at 30 June 2004, $4.225m had been spent, pending any further end of year accruals.
(2) Expenditure has been incurred for review, design and works on the following complexes:
Northbourne Flats Braddon
An additional $0.297m has been spent in management fees leaving a total of $5.775m of the $10m to be spent.
(3) The remaining $5.775m remains in the Department's budget and is expected to be expended during 2004-05.
(4) The smoke detector program commenced in 2001 and is not funded from the Treasure's Advance. So far 3352 units within multi unit complexes have had a hard wired smoke detector installed and most properties have now had the smoke detectors installed, with some to be completed as part of other upgrade work.
(5) The Australian Standard for smoke alarms does not specify a mandatory inspection regime. Smoke detectors are not routinely inspected although tenants are encouraged to check them regularly and report any malfunction to the maintenance call centre. There is no separate budget code for inspections of hardwired smoke detectors and it is therefore