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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 938..


(1) No. Housing ACT has assessed the vacants process and identified three areas in which improvements will be made:

    • more accurate recording of the status of each property as it moves from vacancy to being ready to re-tenant;
    • minimising the delays experienced as tenants consider first and second offers; and
    • working with the new maintenance provider to minimise the time taken to undertake required repairs and maintenance

(2) 50%

Housing ACT-tenancy agreements

(Question No 880)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

(1) Further to the response to question on notice No 767, what was the total number of tenants who breached their tenancy agreements in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, and (c) 2005-06 to date;

(2) What was the total number of tenants evicted in (a) 2003-04, and (b) 2004-05, and (c) 2005-06 to date;

(3) How does the Government explain the reduction in both tenancy breaches and evictions as identified in the reply to parts (3) and (4) of question on notice No 767.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1)

(a)

2003-04 - Housing ACT issued 1,004 Notices to Remedy and 329 Notices to Vacate.

(b)

2004-05 - Housing ACT issued 944 Notices to Remedy and 201 Notices to Vacate.

(c)

2005-06 - as at 21 February 2006 - Housing ACT has issued 638 Notices to Remedy and 128 Notices to Vacate.

(2)

(a)

2003-04 - 40

(b)

2004-05 - 12

(c)

2005-06 - as at 21 February 2006 - 15

(3)

Tenants were complying with the terms of their tenancy agreements.

Housing ACT-tenant participation

(Question No 881)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

(1) How many times did the "Joint Champions"Group meet during 2005;


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