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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2727 ..

(1), (5) and (6). Housing ACT does not record on its computer the number of vehicles removed from parking areas or the common property of Housing ACT properties;

(2) Once a vehicle is identified as unregistered a report is prepared on its condition and its estimated value. If registration plates or registration sticker are on the vehicle Housing ACT checks with Motor Registry and the police to identify the owner and whether the vehicle has been stolen.

If the police confirm that it is a stolen vehicle they will impound it.

A yellow sticker is placed in a prominent position on the vehicle advising the owner that they have 7 days to remove or register it. If the owner does not contact Housing ACT and/or remove the vehicle, the yellow sticker is replaced with a red sticker and the City Ranger is requested to remove it from the complex. Depending on the value of the vehicle, it is either stored for 90 days or destroyed in accordance with the Uncollected Goods Act 1996;

(3) Housing ACT does not compile on its computer information on the costs to identify and remove unregistered or derelict vehicles from its complexes;

(4) Refer to answer (2). If the owner of the vehicle is identified Housing ACT contacts them and explains its procedures in regard to unregistered vehicles. Housing ACT will take no further action if the owner registers the vehicle within the 7 days. Alternatively, Housing ACT may grant the owner an extension of time to repair the vehicle so that it can be registered if they are experiencing financial hardship. These extensions are for periods of up to three months but an extension beyond this time will be considered in certain circumstances.

The owner who has been granted an extension of time is required to store the vehicle under cover (if carports are available on site) and keep it safe, clean and tidy;

(7) (a) The owner of the vehicle is responsible for any costs Housing ACT may incur in removing the vehicle from the complex and cleaning the area where the vehicle was parked. They are also responsible for any storage fee incurred by the City Ranger;

(b) Keeping an unregistered vehicle at a complex is not a breach of a tenancy agreement. Therefore, if the vehicle owner were a tenant no action would be taken in respect of their tenancy if Housing ACT removed their vehicle.

Gungahlin broadband coverage

(Question No 813)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to telecommunications in Gungahlin:

(1) When will the new telephone exchange in the Gungahlin Town Centre announced on 25 June be fully operational;

(2) Will this exchange speed up internet access in the Gungahlin area;

(3) What is the minimum guaranteed capacity (speed) of the enhanced service;

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