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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2093 ..


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

(1) Housing ACT does not record or collect data to differentiate the reason behind a works order being raised for a pest treatment.

(2) Housing ACT are able to answer this in terms of ‘pests’ rather than specifically rats or vermin, as this terminology is used in works orders and job coding.

a. 526 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2010-11.

b. 502 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2011-12.

c. 522 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2012-13.

d. 553 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2013-14.

e. 746 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2014-15.

f. 661 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2015-16.

g. 545 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2016-17.

h. 637 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2017-18.

i. 610 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2018-19.

j. 501 pest control activities were undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2019-20.

k. 539 pest control activities have been undertaken across the Housing ACT portfolio in 2020-21 year to date.

Because the data includes all works orders raised with the key words ‘pest control’, it is not accurate to conclude that multiple visits show repeat pest issues. Furthermore, some properties will have multiple visits as part of a planned pest control treatment in a year.

Pest control treatment is generally considered tenant responsible maintenance unless it is within the first 3 months of a new tenancy, or a significant infestation. Housing ACT work with tenants to ensure that the living conditions and environment of the properties are kept to a good standard. This further assists with preventing pest infestations.


Environment—ACT Healthy Waterways project(Question No 232)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) What water flow and water quality data has been collected before, during and after the assets were constructed for the ACT Health Waterways project and can the Minister provide copies of such data (reference, former Minister Corbell’s media release of 6 August 2014).


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