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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3132 ..

4. The Chief Minister's Department is currently co-ordinating a review of the ACT Government Concessions regime. Information from the review will inform future Government decisions on the ACT Government Concessions Program.

Housing complexes-community rooms

(Question No 889)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to community rooms in ACT public housing complexes:

(1) Supply details of all community rooms (or similar facilities) located within all ACT public housing properties, including location of each place within the complex;

(2) List all complexes which presently do not have such a facility;

(3) Further to (2), why is such a facility not provided at each such complex and what arrangements are being made for this situation to be rectified;

(4) List all complexes which have such a facility but do not use the facility at present;

(5) Further to (4), in relation to each location:

(a) for what reason(s) is the facility not in use;

(b) what needs to be done to address this situation;

(c) when is it proposed that the facility will be operating again;

(6) In relation to each location currently being utilised, specify all government agencies and programs involved in the use of such facility;

(7) What is current government policy in relation to community rooms in public housing complexes.

Mr Wood

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

(1) Bega Court, Reid

Northbourne Flats, Turner

Gowrie Court, Narrabundah

Red Hill Flats, Red Hill

Kurralta Court, Waramanga

Elmsall Court, Oaks Estate

Currong Flats

Stuart Flats

Fraser Court, Kingston

(2) All Housing ACT complexes not listed at (1) above do not have a community room at this time.

(3) The provision of a community room is a matter between Housing ACT and the residents of the complex.

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