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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4160..


Arrangements will be made if possible with tenant groups when the need is demonstrated.

All other complexes are without a community room because there is no established demand for such a facility. The older complexes were constructed at a time when these facilities were not normally provided.

Government agencies are not involved in the Community Linkages Program except where brought in by the community organisation for a specific purpose, which is a matter for the tenants and the community organisation concerned.

Kingston-tenancy issues

(Question No 1015)

Mrs Burke

asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 25 September 2003.

In relation to Block H, Unit No. 79, Fraser Court, Kingston:

Please provide a chronology of events concerning the tenancy at these premises, including copies of all relevant correspondences to/from the tenant of such premises, from January 2003 to date;

When and how did the Minister or the Department first become aware of the situation concerning:

the trashed state of this unit;

its unlawful use by non-residents;

Upon first becoming aware of the situation concerning the trashed state of this unit and its unlawful use by non-residents what steps were taken, by whom, to secure the premises and protect the peaceful use and enjoyment of surrounding premises by other residents;

At all relevant times, what information was supplied by the appointed Housing Manager and any other responsible officer to ACT Housing and/or the Minister's office concerning events at these premises since March 2003 to date;

Please indicate by date, time, and the nature of the information reported, all incident reports made to either ACT Housing or the Police by either the Housing Manager or contracted security officers concerning these premises since March 2003 to date;

In relation to each report made, what action, if any, was taken, by whom, in response to each such reporting.

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

It is not possible to provide a chronology of events concerning a particular tenancy given privacy considerations;

(a) 11 August 2003 when a Housing ACT Officer found the front door of the flat open and noted that it was in a poor state.

Housing ACT has no evidence of non-residents unlawfully using the flat.


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