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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2948..


Housing—Red Hill units (Question No 2258)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What maintenance and upgrades have been provided to the Red Hill multi-unit public housing complex overall over the last three years and how much did that work cost, not including one-off works to individuals units.

(2) What future work is planned for the complex.

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

(1) Housing and Community Services has not undertaken any significant upgrade works (not including one-off upgrades to individual units) on the Red Hill Flats complex in the last three years.

However, approximately $1.1 million has been expended on Red Hill Flats in the last three years (1 June 2009 to 1 June 2012).

Of this, approximately $200,000 has been expended on upgrade works to individual units. This includes kitchen upgrades, wet area upgrades, minor refurbishments, major roofing works, structural works, painting and floor coverings. The remaining $900,000 has been spent on maintaining the site, grounds maintenance, complex cleaning and responsive repairs to individual units.

(2) Housing and Community Services will continue to maintain the Red Hill Flats multi-unit complex in the future.

Housing—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy service (Question No 2259)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What funding is currently provided per annum for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy housing service, that is, to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the applications for public and private rental housing.

(2) How many clients do these services assist per annum.

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

(1) Housing ACT provides $90,223.24 to Billabong Aboriginal Development Corporation for advocacy housing support.

Housing ACT provides $132,252.72 to Winnunga Nimmityjah for advocacy housing support.


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