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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2726 ..

(3) Further to (2), of the properties presently unoccupied please provide details in relation to each property, distinguishing between the different types of dwelling available, as to why such property is unoccupied and when it can be expected that each property will be next occupied.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

After careful consideration of the question, and advice provided by my Department, I have determined that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a considerable diversion of resources. In this instance, I do not believe that it would be appropriate to divert resources from the provision of direct services to clients, for the purposes of answering the Member's question. However, I would be pleased to provide you with a verbal briefing covering information relevant to this subject, should you request it.

Housing-dumped vehicles

(Question No 812)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, (redirected to the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services):

In relation to dumped motor vehicles and associated issues within ACT public housing properties:

(1) Please provide details of the number of motor vehicles which have been removed from parking areas or the common property of ACT Housing properties since 1 July 2002;

(2) Please explain the procedure by which such vehicles, having been brought to the Government's attention or otherwise identified by the authorities, are processed leading to their removal from the property;

(3) What are the costs associated with this process, please provide details for the period commencing 1 July 2002 to date;

(4) Under what circumstances does the Government determine not to arrange for the removal of these vehicles;

(5) Further to (1), please provide comparable figures for the period 1 July -30 June 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002;

(6) In the removal process, please indicate further to responses to (1) and (5), the percentage of occasions within which a public housing resident is held responsible for such vehicle;

(7) Further to (6), in relation to identified resident-vehicle owners, what action is taken against such persons:

(a) in respect of the vehicle offence;

(b) in respect of their continued tenancy.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

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