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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2073..


(1) To date this financial year 51 households.

(2) Housing ACT is looking at current procedures around transfer applications for tenants wishing to move into smaller properties.

Housing ACT-tenant behaviour

(Question No 1105)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 9 May 2006:

(1) Will Housing ACT's release a policy on anti-social or disruptive behaviour by tenants by the end of 2006; if so, (a) what steps are being undertaken to adopt such a policy and (b) how will the policy assist Housing ACT tenants to adhere to their tenancy agreements;

(2) What sections of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 is the ACT Government considering amending to reflect a policy drafted to combat anti-social or disruptive behaviour by Housing ACT tenants .

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Yes.

(a) A draft policy has been developed after a community consultation process and is currently being finalised with input from the Joint Champions Group (b) the policy will seek compliance with tenancy obligations by increasing awareness of tenancy obligations, promoting dispute resolution and actioning tenancy breaches where required within a sustainable tenancies approach.

(2) The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 was amended to add sub clause 51 (d) which permits the Residential Tenancies Tribunal to terminate a tenancy on the basis of continual interference with a neighbours quiet enjoyment (effective 28 February 2006).

Housing-asset management strategy

(Question No 1106)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 9 May 2006:

(1) When will the mid-term evaluation of the Public Housing Asset Management Strategy (2003-08), outlining any refinement of policy on performance monitoring and evaluation in relation to asset management, be released.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The Department has commenced the mid term evaluation of the Public Housing Asset Management Strategy (PHAMS). If this evaluation finds that the PHAMS requires revision a revised PHAMS will be developed and made available.


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