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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2029..


Currently there are 21 authorised firewood merchants operating in the ACT, of which three are wholesale merchants.

The EPA reviews all environmental authorisations annually. These reviews show a very high level of compliance, with any non-compliance addressed through the review process.

The following identifies the number of non -complaint merchants over the last five years:

2005 - 1;

2006 - 2;

2007 - 1;

2008 - 3; and

2009 - 2.

Non-compliance related to merchants not providing a 'burning tips' pamphlet with sales transactions. In these instances, the EPA wrote to the merchant reiterating that, as a condition of their authorisation they are required to supply a pamphlet with every sale. Additional copies of the pamphlet were also provided to the merchants.

(3) As noted, the voluntary COP has been replaced by the requirement that wood merchants are required to hold an environmental authorisation under the Environment Protection Act 1997.

Housing ACT—dwellings

(Question No 724)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 March 2010:

(1) For (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07, (d) 2007-08 and (e) 2008-09, (i) how many dwellings did ACT Housing dispose of, (ii) what was the total value of the dwellings ACT Housing disposed of, (iii) how many of these dwellings were sold to ACT Housing tenants and (iv) how many of these dwellings were sold to ACT Housing tenants under a shared equity scheme.

(2) For (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14, (i) how many dwellings does ACT Housing plan to dispose of, (ii) what is the anticipated total value of the dwellings ACT Housing plans to dispose of, (iii) how many of these dwellings were does ACT Housing plan on selling to tenants and (iv) how many of these dwellings does ACT Housing plan on selling to tenants under a shared equity scheme.

(3) If the number or total financial value of dwellings disposed of has changed from year to year, can the Minister explain why.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (i) The number of dwellings disposed of by Housing ACT was

(a) 2004-05 - 76

(b) 2005-06 - 92


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