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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (18 November) . . Page.. 5778..


Questions without notice taken on notice

Housing—OwnPlace—Thursday, 28 October 2010

Ms GALLAGHER (in reply to a question by Ms Hunter): I have been advised by the Land Development Agency (LDA) that in accordance with the ACT Revenue policy, eligible purchasers must stay in the home for a minimum of six months before selling the dwelling. I have been further advised by the LDA that it does not track established home sales. The LDA is aware of four such sales to date. These have all been sold after the required six month residency period.

Housing—OwnPlace—Thursday, 28 October 2010

Ms GALLAGHER (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur): I have been advised by the Land Development Agency (LDA) that this information is not collated as the sales are private sales and are not part of the business operations of the LDA.

Housing—OwnPlace—Thursday, 28 October 2010

Ms GALLAGHER (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Bresnan): I have been advised by the Land Development Agency that Community Housing Canberra has not acquired any properties under the OwnPlace scheme. Therefore it cannot have resold any such properties.

Public housing—contractors—Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ms BURCH (in reply to questions by Ms Hunter and Ms Le Couteur): In relation to the first question by Ms Hunter regarding a constituent complaint about unlicensed contractors performing electrical work at an ACT Housing property and what investigation were conducted into whether the individuals who attended the property were properly licensed electricians? Specifically, was there any information sought from the Construction Occupations Registrar as to the licensing status of the individuals who performed the work?

I would like to advise the Assembly when Housing ACT became aware of the incident the matter was directed to its Total Facilities Manager, Spotless through the Contract Management Unit. Spotless investigated the complaint that an unlicensed electrician had completed work at a Housing residence. Spotless immediately contacted the contractor that carried out the work and advised Housing ACT that:

(1) a licenced electrician was in attendance at the property and he was accompanied by an apprentice;

(2) the licenced contractor confirmed that the apprentice had completed elements of the work, under the instruction and supervision of the licenced senior electrician;

(3) in accordance with the Total Facilities Management contract all works were carried out by an appropriately licenced/qualified tradesperson.


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