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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 1725 ..

Currong Flats

(Question No. 150)

Mr Wood asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Currong Flats

(1) How many (a) vacant apartments are there in the Currong Flats; and (b) how long has

each apartment been vacant.

(2) Have building defects been brought to the attention of ACT Housing which have then

not been attended to for any reason, if so

(a) what were they; and

(b) why has no action been taken.

(3) Who is (a) responsible for making routine checks; and (b) what is the mechanism for

ensuring rectification.

(4) In relation to access for the frail aged and handicapped

(a) what recognition has been given to building regulations and codes for these people;

(b) what is ACT Housing's policy for access (eg lifts) in large complexes to assist such people;

(c) what provisions are there for funding for modifications to these apartments for people with disabilities;

(d) is there a backlog of requests for modifications, if so (a) how many and (b) how long is it since each request was lodged; and

(e) are there any funding problems associated with maintenance backlogs, especially requests associated with the frail aged and handicapped.

(5) Is building maintenance (a) supervised, (b) inspected and (c) what are the procedures.

(6) How frequently is internal maintenance of the apartments conducted and what are the


(7) What is the policy of ACT Housing on the following

(a) installation of security screen doors;

(b) door bells/buzzers; and

(c) locks

(8) What procedures, including those on departure, are followed in relation to property

paid for by the tenant.

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