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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 3097..


Another effect of the Act is that other forms of occupancy, such as boarders and lodgers, will be subject to a set of occupancy principles set out in the Act and will come within the jurisdiction of the Residential Tenancy Tribunal.

The amendments to the ACT introduce a rights-based approach to occupancy and provide a basis for development of new agreements within the community sector.

In relation to tenure, the ACT specifies the circumstances in which a tenancy can be brought to an end. In particular, a tenancy cannot be terminated without cause unless 26 weeks notice is provided to the tenant to vacate the premises during a fixed term.

All individuals within government provided accommodation services have been offered individual tenancies that would afford residents the same tenancy rights as everyone else. This offer is provided on a voluntary basis with the option for individuals and/or guardians to remain under the current arrangements whereby the service provider remains as the head tenant.

(2) The provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 apply to both private and public tenants.

Gungahlin Drive extension

(Question No 1196)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 24 August 2006:

Regarding the Gungahlin Drive Extension (GDE):

(1) How much landfill in cubic metres has been required to be brought in for the purposes of fulfilling the contract requirements of the GDE project to date;

(2) Did any of the landfill at (1) above have to be bought; if so, what was the cost per cubic metre;

(3) For what purposes was the landfill at (1) above required;

(4) Was any of the landfill at (1) above found to be surplus to initial contract requirements; if so, how many cubic metres were surplus;

(5) Was any of the landfill that was specifically brought in to fulfil the expected contract requirements of the GDE project subsequently found to be excess to requirements for the project; if so, has any existing landfill had to be removed in addition to that brought in and, if so, how much of that landfill had to be removed;

(6) Have contract variations had to be made to the GDE project as a result of any oversupply and subsequent removal of additional landfill; if so, what is the cost of this contract variation;

(7) Have contract variations had to be made to the GDE project as a result of the removal of existing landfill; if so, what is the cost of this contract variation;


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