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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 962..


Development-City West

(Question No 178)

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

(1) How many properties will the Government incorporate into the City West Master Plan offering residential accommodation for low to medium income earners;

(2) Which affordable housing providers are being considered to manage these properties.

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

(1) The Government's commitment to providing affordable housing in the City West area is detailed in the City West Master Plan, issued by the ACT Planning and Land Authority in May 2004.

(2) The mechanism for implementing the Government's commitment to affordable housing in the City West area is being developed.

Crime-public housing

(Question No 179)

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

(1) Is a plan underway to develop a subsidy program for security hardware, for example security cameras, to households within the ACT living in areas at risk of higher crime levels;

(2) What are the outcomes of any research conducted into victimisation of public housing and low-cost housing tenants in the ACT.

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

(1) See Objective 4 of the ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2004-2007.

(2) Research will be undertaken in conjunction with the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Disabled persons-family members

(Question No 182)

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

(1) What progress is being made in the implementation of the Family Governed Pilot Project that aims to increase the control that families have over services allocated to family members with a disability;


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