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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2775..

(1) In relation to vacant older persons public housing accommodation, are the public housing properties at (a) 53 Campbell Street, Ainslie and (b) 7 Waratah Street, O'Connor currently vacant; if so, how long have these properties been untenanted or unoccupied;

(2) Could the Minister confirm that the above properties are indeed older persons public housing accommodation;

(3) Are there immediate or future plans for these properties to be tenanted; if so, when will this occur;

(4) If not, why not, and what future plans does A.C.T. Housing have for these properties.

Mr Wood

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

(1) Yes.

(a) 53 Campbell Street, Ainslie, has been vacant since 22 May 2003.

(b) Unit 1, 7 Waratah Street, O'Connor, has been vacant since 18 February 2004.

(2) Only Unit 1, 7 Waratah Street, O'Connor, is older persons accommodation;

(3) Unit 1, 7 Waratah Street, O'Connor, will be tenanted in June 2004 when maintenance works have been completed. 53 Campbell Street, Ainslie, will not be tenanted;

(4) Following completion of a feasibility study a consultant has been engaged to provide plans for the redevelopment of 53 Campbell Street, Ainslie, to produce two adaptable units.

Street lighting

(Question No 1485)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 4 May 2004:

(1) In relation to the absence of street lighting along Hindmarsh Drive between Symonston and O'Malley, why has street lighting not been installed along this road, particularly on the stretch of road upon the hill, which is of significant concern to motorists travelling at night due to kangaroos and the glare of oncoming vehicles;

(2) Are there any plans to install lighting along this stretch of road; if so, what are those plans; if not, why not;

(3) Will consideration be given to providing funding for lighting upon this stretch of road in the future.

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

(1) Government policy has previously been to install street lighting on arterial roads initially only at intersections. Mid block street lighting between intersections is then installed progressively based on the needs of a specific location as funds become available. This explains the lack of street lighting on this section of Hindmarsh Drive.

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