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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2356 ..


MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO 743

Housing Trust Properties - Heating Stoves

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

(1) How many ACT Housing Trust properties have (a) coal or coke burning stoves; and (b) wood burning stoves for heating.

(2) Is it the intention to replace these heating stoves and, if so, when is it anticipated the replacement program will be completed.

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

(1) The information sought is not available. The installation of solid fuel heaters terminated in the mid 1970s.

(2) Solid fuel heaters are replaced with electric or gas heating as part of an ongoing program when:

(a) the solid fuel heater becomes uneconomical to repair, or a tenant requests replacement because of difficulties in obtaining fuel.

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