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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 26 March 2015) . . Page.. 1227 ..

through the Canberra Times. That information is frightening them, I think—telling them information that simply is not true. They have also received information from other groups outside of the government or outside of this Assembly that has also led to some concerns—information that they are receiving from third parties about their homes on Northbourne Avenue.

That is something that I have spoken about with Northside Community Services and Housing ACT, to ensure that information that is provided to people who live in these homes is provided in a way that is not bureaucratic and is consistent with the work that the ACT government is doing to provide better homes for people who live on Northbourne Avenue and all of the public housing properties that are up for renewal.

It is important that people get the opportunity to talk about their concerns and also get a chance to talk about the sort of housing that best suits their needs. As housing minister, I am determined to ensure that those conversations will occur and will continue to occur.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what have you told the residents of Owen flats will be their relocation date into other Housing ACT dwellings?

MS BERRY: There have been no dates because there are some issues with heritage along the Northbourne Avenue corridor. So there are some complications around the renewal of public housing and when the demolition of those homes on Northbourne Avenue will occur. In the meantime we will be talking to residents who live along the Northbourne Avenue corridor about their housing needs. It is about making sure that when opportunities for new homes become available for those people who live along Northbourne Avenue, they will have an opportunity to talk to Housing ACT, through Northside Community Services if that is appropriate, about what their needs are and how the ACT government can best meet their needs. In previous—

Mr Coe: They could move out before demolition, preferably.

MS BERRY: They will not be evicted from the site.

Dr Bourke: A point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: A point of order. Stop the clock.

Dr Bourke: Mr Coe has been interrupting the speaker while she has been giving her answer, which is disorderly.

MADAM SPEAKER: The level of interjection has been almost non-existent during this question time. When there has been some, I have called Mr Hanson to order.

MS BERRY: I want to make it clear that it is very unhelpful to have members of the opposition make assertions that people’s homes will be demolished before they are put into new homes. It is an outrageous thing to say, and it outrageously and

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