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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 710..


It is also expected that there will be savings in efficiencies. From a client perspective, locating Sport and Recreation ACT in Civic where many of its key clients and partners - Sports House, Canberra Stadium, Manuka Oval, Lyneham Sports Precinct and its own elite sporting arm - ACT Academy of Sport - are all either centrally based or located in the north of Canberra is more efficient. This move closer to clients has also allowed Sport and Recreation ACT to downsize its car fleet from five to three vehicles - a further saving of approximately $27,000 per year.

3. Rent at Homeworld was $263 per square metre per annum. In comparison, rent at Canberra Nara Centre is $255 per square metre per annum.

4. There has been no loss of employees at any stage due to the agency relocation from Tuggeranong to Civic. Therefore there has been no effect on the working capabilities of the agency except those positive ones outlined previously.

ACT Housing-rental arrears and evictions

(Question No 407)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to ACT Housing rental arrears and evictions:

(1) How many families were evicted for non payment of rent in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03 to 31 December 2002;

(2) What was the total amount due by these families in each of these years;

How many children of these families were taken into care by Family Services in the years at (1) above.

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

(1) (a) 118 and (b) 50;

(2) (a) $193,546.73 and (b) $66,352.92;

(3) This is information that ACT Housing does not have and could not discover or divulge due to the Privacy Act 1988 and the Children and Young People Act 1999.


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