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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 4 March 2004) . . Page.. 851 ..

Where such information is held;

Evidence of these inspections for 2001, 2002, and 2003.

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

Housing ACT aims to conduct a client service visit, which includes a property inspection, each property within ninety days of the commencement of a new tenancy and annually thereafteris difficult to achieve due to factors such as client availability and staff work loads relating to other often pressing matters. Additional inspections of Housing ACT properties take place as part of the condition audits required under the Total Facilities Management (TFM) contract. A Housing Manager can also request the TFM carry out an inspection if a specific issue requires assessment. and/or as requested by a Housing Manager if a specific issue needs assessment.

Inspections are recorded identified in on Housing ACT’s computerised business management system. Property condition reports that are completed by Housing Managers at a client service visit, are filed on property files. Condition audit reports are provided by TFM’s.

Information relating to the property condition is used by staff and the facilities managers to plan maintenance and repairs. Information relating to tenants is used to update or correct client records. Condition audit reports are progressively being forwarded by the TFM’s as they are conducted.

This information Information from condition audits will be is held in the computerised business management system and property condition reports completed by Housing Managers are filed at Nature Conservation House in accordance with normal file management practice. Client service visits are reported in the Quarterly Output reports tabled in the Legislative Assembly.

Evidence of client service visits is required as part of the reporting requirements to the Legislative Asssembly and records are also audited as part of the Department’s annual auditing process by the ACT Auditor General. No details of individual properties and/or inspections will be tabled to protect the privacy of the tenants. As part of their contract, the TFM’s are required to undertake a condition assessment of all Housing ACT properties by 30 June 2004.

Housing—illegal sub-letting(Question No 1263)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

How many people in Government houses do not reside in these properties and are sub-leasing them;

Why is this allowed;

How many Government employees are currently living in A.C.T. Housing properties;

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