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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 768 ..


Initial consideration of key pillars within a new plan includes an emphasis on Inclusion – this would include disability. Detail of priorities/actions will be developed in consultation with the disability and sports sector.


Housing ACT—victims of domestic violence(Question No 92)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) What supports does ACT Housing offer tenants who have been victims of domestic violence.

(2) Does ACT Housing offer CCTV upgrades to properties with tenants who are victims of domestic violence.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) When Housing ACT receives a report of domestic and family violence about a tenant or resident, they take this information very seriously. The first concern of Housing ACT is the safety of the person and all efforts are made to obtain information about their safety and immediate risk of harm. In line with Housing ACT’s Domestic and Family Violence Policy, a referral to a Tenant Support Community Connections Officer is made, as these officers have experience in supporting tenants and aim to assist in linking and navigating support services.

Through engagement with the tenant or resident, Housing ACT completes an assessment of the circumstances and links with agencies such as the Domestic Violence Crisis Service and ACT Policing, to take action that is appropriate to the risk factors and situation presented. While in some instances this may require emergency accommodation or relocation, it may also include security upgrades to their current property.

Housing ACT has a standard list of security upgrades that can be installed in properties for tenants experiencing domestic or family violence. These can include, extra locks on windows and doors, screens to front and back doors and sensor lighting. Housing ACT seeks advice and input from specialist agencies in relation to appropriate safety planning for the person and their family.

(2) Installation of CCTV is not a security upgrade offered by Housing ACT. Housing ACT can refer tenants to specialist organisations that can offer this service if required.


Roads—traffic calming(Question No 93)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) Given that a response from Transport Canberra and City Services, dated 23 September 2020, stated that ‘the most recent traffic surveys on Delamere Street


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