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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 704..


(4) Costs have been as follows:

Stuart Flats ($1.2436m to date) for fire safety, fencing and other security measures, and rewiring;

Fraser Court ($0.438m to date) for landscaping and documentation for major works including fire safety;

Kanangra Court ($1.12m to date) for hydraulics, landscaping, security and fire safety;

Allawah Court ($1.269m) for landscaping, security, fencing and external paint;

Bega Court ($1.239m) for landscaping, security, fencing and external paint;

Jerilderie Court ($0.705m) for external works and roof repairs;

$0.542m on the other complexes; and

$0.103m on the scoping works for the Northbourne Flats and Windeyer Court complexes.

(5) No. Decisions are being made on a case by case basis progressively depending on the level of works required for each complex, their cost, the views of the tenants and the cost-effectiveness of the works.

ACT Housing-security audits

(Question No 400)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon, notice on 4 March 2003.

In relation to the security of public housing stock for tenants:

(1) Is there a regular security audit undertaken in public housing, checking security of things like doors, windows, fire hydrants etc, if not, why not;

(2) How regularly do such audits take place and, if such audits do not take place, will the government consider implementing regular security audits on public housing stock;

(3) If tenants have concerns about security where should they turn to for assistance, in particular regarding (a) broken door locks (b) insecure windows (c) poor complex lighting and, (d) fire hydrants.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) Annually.

(3) ACT Housing's maintenance Call Centre on 6207 1500. Matters affecting security such as broken door locks, blown lights in public areas, broken windows and fire hydrants will all be addressed promptly following assessment by Call Centre staff.


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