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(b) This information is not collected.

(7) No further action is taken once action outlined in (3) above has been taken.

(8) People are able to enter an infringement notice management plan. This enables the person to either pay the penalty by instalments or by undertaking a community work or social development program. Payments can be made via centrepay and people on benefits are able to pay a minimum of $5 per week. People that are in exceptional circumstances are able to apply for waiver of the infringement notice penalty.

Public housing—renewal program
(Question No 2046)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 2 November 2018:

Given that the ACT Housing Strategy outlines a plan to replace 1 000 public housing dwellings, can the Minister advise (a) whether this will include the disposal of larger multi-unit sites; if so, have any sites been identified, and which sites does this include, (b) whether the Government will aim to equalise the amount of public housing across Canberra’s suburbs as part of this process and (c) an indicative timeframe is for this renewal process.

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


(a) Housing ACT will continue to undertake a strategic assessment of the public housing portfolio to determine what sites and properties are suitable for retention, redevelopment and sale to inform its annual capital program. This assessment will include larger multi-unit sites. Such sites are likely to be included later in the renewal program given the lead times to undertake sufficient planning, due diligence, and tenant and community engagement. The intention is to produce an annual capital program which will identify when such projects are likely to come online.

(b) The growth and renewal program will focus on renewing properties across all areas of Canberra, including providing properties in new suburbs. This work will help ensure our portfolio better matches current and future needs. As with the Public Housing Renewal Program, the government will work to achieve a spread of public housing across Canberra suburbs.

(c) The growth and renewal program is a five year plan, which will commence in July 2019 following the completion of the current Public Housing Renewal Program.

Canberra Hospital—plumbing issues
(Question No 2047)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 2 November 2018:

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