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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2087..


The report has been used as a basis for undertaking upgrade works at various multi-unit sites as well as decisions around redevelopment of particular sites, consistent with the Public Housing Asset Management Strategy.

Housing ACT-performance audit

(Question No 1139)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 10 May 2006:

With reference to page 52 of the Auditor-General's Performance Report (Public Housing), under Housing ACT's mutual exchange policy, under what circumstances would a tenant, paying full market rent, be ineligible to enter into a mutual exchange with another tenant.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Where a tenant is not moving to a dwelling with fewer bedrooms.

Housing ACT-performance audit

(Question No 1140)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 10 May 2006 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Housing):

Based on a key finding made by the Auditor-General on page 56 of the Auditor-General's Performance Report (Public Housing), what is Housing ACT doing to improve assessment and setting of full market rent for public housing tenants to ensure that an accurate rent assessment is carried out that reflects actual market rent paid in the private rental market.

Ms Gallagher

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

Housing ACT believes the current process is robust and provides sound defensible valuations. However, in light of the Auditor-General's comments the process will be reviewed and further assurance sought that the valuations are robust and defensible.

Housing ACT-HomeNet tracking system

(Question No 1141)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 10 May 2006:

(1) What is Housing ACT doing to ensure a consistent approach is undertaken to utilise a flagging system on HomeNet, and consequently any database that replaces HomeNet, to alert Housing Managers of all clients who are identified as having potential complex needs when client service visits are carried out;

(2) During 2005-06, how many tenants identified with complex needs through client service visits, were tagged using Housing ACT's flagging system on HomeNet.

Mr Hargreaves

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


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