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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 20 May 1993) . . Page.. 1719 ..


MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO 698

Housing Trust Properties - Security Devices

MR CORNWELL: Asked the Minister for Housing and Community Services -

(1) How many ACT Housing Trust properties currently have (a) deadlocks fitted to doors; (b) security doors and (c) window locks.

(2) In order to increase the percentage of houses throughout the

community possessing such locking devices, will the Trust immediately

embark on a program to fit such devices to all Trust properties; if not,

why not.

MR CONNOLLY: the answer to the Members question is as follows -

(1) (a) Deadlocks are not fitted to doors in Housing Trust

properties.

(b) Numbers are not available.

Security screen doors were not fitted as standard prior to March 1990. Since that date and as part of an ongoing program 2500 security doors were fitted during 1991/1992 and 2596 will be fitted during 1992/1993. Security screen doors are standard inclusion in all new properties and existing flywire doors are replaced with security screen doors where necessary.

(c) Window locks are not fitted as a standard in Housing

Trust properties.

(2) The funds available to the ACT Housing Trust are not unlimited, and the decisions must be made between meeting needs for new housing assistance and improving existing properties. The Housing Trust considers that security screen doors are more important than other security measures.

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