Page 4058 - Week 10 - Tuesday, 20 September 2011

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MS BURCH: but we have not been responsible for each and every response of repairs and maintenance on that property. But I am quite happy to bring what we have.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, what is Housing ACT’s standard inspection regime for its properties and what is the average time taken to rectify problems identified with those inspections?

MS BURCH: We do have a standard line of response to various repairs and maintenance. We have same day, within a day, within a week. It depends on what they are. As I have just said in response to Mr Coe, I will provide a maintenance list that Housing ACT has to identify all the responses to that property. I am happy to do that. But I have also said that some elements of repair and maintenance have not come through Housing ACT and have been responded to by the head lease, which is Barnardos. I will seek information on that and also bring that back.

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, a supplementary.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, will you undertake, by close of business today, to table all of those documents that Mr Coe has asked for, that is, the condition reports on the Ginninderra police residence at the time it was leased to Barnardos and all inspection and maintenance requests since then?

MS BURCH: It has been leased to Barnardos since 2002; so it has been leased to Barnardos for some years, as head lease. As I say, I am not quite sure that I can produce it today, through a non-government organisation, and burden them with this request to have this here within the next number of hours. But I am quite happy to bring what I can from Housing ACT and as far back as those documentations can be easily sought. If I do not bring it back this afternoon, I will bring it back by the end of this sitting week. I cannot guarantee what Barnardos can provide but I will certainly be asking the question.

Environment—recycling bins

MR HARGREAVES: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, can you tell us, please, what is the current status of the rollout of recycling bins in the city centre?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Hargreaves for his question. As members would be aware, the government provided $165,000 for the purchase of bins and another $80,000 for servicing to trial a rollout of recycling in the city centre this financial year. The current proposal is for a recycling bin trial in the city centre, including City Walk, Garema Place and the city bus interchange, with a view to resolving any issues that may arise during the trial, such as contamination and any issues with servicing.

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