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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2527 ..


Homelessness—data(Question No 355)

Mr Parton asked the Minister for Homelessness and Housing Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

Over the last 10 years, can the Minister provide bi-annual figures of (a) homeless Canberrans, and (b) Canberra’s rough sleepers.

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

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Census of Population and Housing is the only data collection with counts of people in all homelessness categories.

The Census data for 2011 and 2016 for the ACT is provided as follows:

Homeless operational groups

2011

2016

Persons living in improvised dwellings, tents, or sleeping out

28

54

Total homeless persons

1,738

1,596


Crime—illegal dumping(Question No 356)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) How many fines has the government successfully levied for illegal dumping in the Yerrabi region from June 2020 to June 2021.

(2) How are community recycling sites monitored.

(3) How often are staff sent to check rubbish levels.

(4) What is the Government doing to provide education around illegal dumping.

(5) Can the Minister provide statistics on the level of illegal dumping following the removal of Yerrabi charity bins.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, TCCS Licensing and Compliance Unit have issued 13 Warning Notices and 11 Infringement Notices for littering and Illegal dumping incidents in the Yerrabi electorate.

(2) Physical inspections are undertaken at the Recycling Drop Off Centre sites in Tuggeranong, Phillip, Mugga Lane, Mitchell, Belconnen and Gungahlin on a weekly basis. These sites are also monitored through CCTV footage. Any illegal dumping issues identified are reported to the TCCS Licensing and Compliance team. Any illegal dumping is then cleared.


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