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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 986..


Disabled persons-housing

(Question No 951)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) Which of the five principles will be adopted in reference to the "Principles of Good Housing for People with Disabilities";

(2) If any or all of the Principles are to be adopted, when will each of them be implemented;

(3) What forms of involvement will any relevant stakeholders in the Disability sector have with developing the education and training strategy in conjunction with the implementation of the Principles.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services has adopted all five "Principles of Good Housing for People with Disabilities".

(2) These principles are currently used, and will continue to be used, in the planning and delivery of housing and tenancy services for people with a disability in the ACT.

(3) At the Ministerial Housing Advisory Forum held on 7 February 2006, there was support for the establishment of an on-going working group consisting of a wide range of stakeholders to continue to examine housing and tenancy models and to provide a conduit to raise policy issues associated with housing, tenancy and support.

Housing-priority allocations

(Question No 952)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) What is the waiting list for those people waiting for priority 1 allocation in (a) North Canberra, (b) Belconnen, (c) Weston, (d) Woden, (e) Tuggeranong, (f) rural, including Oaks Estate and (g) Gunghalin, as at the end of January 2006;

(2) What is the waiting list for those people waiting for priority 1 allocation for (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 bedroom flats as at the end of January 2006;

(3) What is the waiting list for those people waiting for priority 1 allocation for (a) 2, (b) 3, (c) 4 and (d) 5 plus bedroom houses as at the end of January 2006;

(4) What is the waiting list for those people waiting for priority 1 allocation for aged persons units with (a) 1 and (b) 2 bedrooms as at the end of January 2006.

Mr Hargreaves

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


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