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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 9 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 2951..


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

(1) Electrical maintenance is assessed and undertaken on Housing ACT properties on an as required basis. All vacant properties have a full inspection with an electrical check and safety report completed as part of a maintenance assessment before tenanting the property. An exception to a full inspection is made only if the property has been vacated within the previous 12 months and had a check conducted at that time.

(2) As no electrical review has been undertaken there are no findings for public viewing.

Housing-maintenance

(Question No 397)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 21 June 2005:

(1) How much in total was expended by Housing ACT in 2004-05 on asset improvement of public housing properties;

(2) How much was expended specifically on normal scheduled repairs and priority repairs such as (a) purchasing new carpet, (b) minor upgrade works for example kitchen or bathroom upgrades, internal painting, insulation improvements or replacement of hot water services, (c) heating, (d) security screen doors, (e) modifications to properties to improve mobility/accessibility for disabled and (f) new electrical or additional electrical appliances.

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

(1) In 2004-05 to 31 May 2005, Housing ACT has completed work totalling $37.196m as part of the total Housing ACT Asset Maintenance Program, of which $10.909m was of a capital or improvement nature.

(2) In 2004-05 to 31 May 2005, Housing ACT has completed some $3.233m in normal repairs and $2.505m in priority repairs to its properties. It must be noted, however, that Housing ACT does not categorise all the items listed in a) through e) above either as a normal scheduled repair or a priority repair. For example, new carpet, kitchen upgrades and bathroom upgrades are generally undertaken as part of a planned maintenance and improvement program.

Housing-maintenance

(Question No 398)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 21 June 2005:

(1) What is the average cost of maintenance expenditure in 2004-05 for each public housing residence in the ACT;


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