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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 8 June 2017) . . Page.. 2179 ..

category, (b) what proportion of public housing residents being relocated will be provided with supportive housing as defined prior to the 2015 Technical Amendment and (c) how many of the new residences will have non-standard design and functional modifications to accommodate the needs of tenants being relocated.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(a) All public housing tenants on Northbourne Avenue require supportive housing as defined prior to the December 2015 Technical Amendment.

(b) Please refer to the answer at (a).

(c) The proposals announced on 15 March 2017 were all located on Community Facility-zoned land. These sites will be Class C Adaptable and constructed to comply with Australian Standard 4299 – Adaptable Housing (Class C).

For sites that are located on non-Community Facility-zoned land, the Territory Plan requires a minimum percentage of new multi-unit housing developments, comprised of 10 or more dwellings, to meet Australian Standard AS4299 – Adaptable Housing (Class C).

In addition to this, Housing ACT aims to achieve a minimum standard of ‘Liveable Gold’ consistent with the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines developed by Liveable Housing Australia.

This additional requirement reflects the fact that, like all people, public housing tenants are diverse in age, mobility and health, having different and changing lifestyle needs. The development of properties to the Liveable Housing standards supports the creation of a safe and equitable environment for all.

Public housing—business activities
(Question No 260)

Mr Parton asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 12 May 2017:

(1) Are public housing tenants permitted to conduct a business from their residence or adjacent areas on public housing property.

(2) What types of business activities are permitted within public housing complexes.

(3) What is the process for obtaining approval to conduct a business and what information must the tenant include in their request for approval.

(4) What conditions and obligations are attached to such approvals.

(5) Does Housing ACT provide any assistance or facilitate the conduct of tenants’ business activities from or on public housing property.

(6) What are the rights and entitlements of other residents in relation to the conduct of business activities (if in fact these are permitted).

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