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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 961..


Housing ACT does not enter into fixed term tenancies for applicants who are homeless but ineligible for public housing.

Housing-wheelchair access

(Question No 176)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:

What percentage of all new ACT Housing property acquisitions are deemed adaptable so the dwelling can easily undergo conversion at a minimal cost so they are suitable for tenants with mobility difficulties or who use wheelchairs.

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

There is no set target or percentage of social housing acquisitions which are adaptable or accessible.

However more than 10% of public housing properties are older persons' housing which at the time of construction were deemed suitable for conversion to meet the needs of tenants with mobility difficulties.

The Government is in the process of delivering 200 accessible units for older persons and others with reduced mobility and 86 of these new properties will be acquired in the 2004-05 financial year.

Crime-flat complexes

(Question No 177)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:

(1) Where has the funding for the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program for ACT Housing multi-unit complexes been allocated from;

(2) What are the criteria used to conduct an audit of all ACT Housing multi-unit housing complexes for the CPTED program.

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

(1) Housing ACT Capital Program.

(2) CPTED principles as outlined in the ACT Crime Prevention and Urban Design Resource Manual [Urban Services 2000] are applied to crime prevention audits conducted at Housing ACT multi unit sites.


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