ACT Legislative Assembly

Paper petition

Subject:Public housing maintenance
Eligibility:ACT residents
Sponsoring Member:Mr Mark Parton MLA
Num of Signatures:14
Referred to Minister16/09/2021
Responded To:Yes

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:
- public housing tenants in the ACT feel that they are being ignored when they seek help on fixing the poor conditions of their dwellings;
- Canberra’s public housing tenants have a reasonable entitlement to a dwelling that is safe to live in and the ACT Government has an obligation to provide public housing that is free of risks to health and safety of residents;
- the provision of maintenance services to ACT public housing tenants in the last financial year was unsatisfactory.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:
- ensure that maintenance requests from public housing tenants are dealt with within the required time frame; and
- rectify all public housing dwellings that are in breach of or below health and safety standards.