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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2353 ..


MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO 740

Housing Trust Properties - Management Problems

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

What percentage of ACT Housing Trust stock presents difficult management problems due to (a) physical design; (b) tenants; and (c) age of dwelling.

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

It is not possible to provide precise information. Many of the Housing Trusts properties were built in the period 1950-1970. As these dwellings age there is an increasing need for repairs and maintenance to be undertaken to maintain the standard and amenity of the property.

There is a substantial annual maintenance and upgrading program to address . problems arising from the ageing of the housing stock. The attitude of tenants to physical design problems is essentially a matter of individual perceptions. There are some housing designs that some tenants dislike, yet others find the same dwellings to be acceptable and comfortable housing.

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