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by letter drop as well. Roads ACT received only a small number of comments on the proposal which were generally supportive of the measures.

4. The traffic and parking situation at the Nichols Shops have been an issue for the local residents and shop owners for several years. As a result of this, a number of investigations were carried out at the carpark and the adjoining access roads to the shops. These investigations included an assessment of the Paisley Street intersection with Kelleway Avenue.

Gold Creek Homestead—maintenance and repair
(Question No 23)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for the Arts and Heritage, upon notice, on 11 December 2008 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

What are the plans for the maintenance, upkeep and repair of the Gold Creek Homestead.

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

ACT Property Group in the Department of Territory and Municipal Services is responsible for managing the Gold Creek Homestead site on behalf of the ACT Government. The Group is responsible for maintenance of the property and its buildings, including the Homestead. Maintenance, upkeep and repair is undertaken in order to prevent damage to the Homestead building and maintain its safety and security. The current tenant of the site undertakes a caretaker role.

(Question No 24)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Disability and Housing, upon notice, on 11 December 2008:

(1) What is the occupancy rate of ACT public housing.

(2) What is the participation in the Sales to Tenants Scheme and what resources is the Government using to encourage participation in this scheme.

(3) What action is the Minister taking to stamp out violent and anti-social behaviour in ACT public housing.

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

(1) 98.12%

(2) Participation rates for 2007-08 can be found on page 78, Volume One of the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services (DHCS) Annual Report. A Sale to Tenant Kit is available on the DHCS website at to tenants scheme. Housing ACT periodically writes to tenants paying full market rent promoting the scheme and encouraging participation.

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