Legislative Council Tuesday 15 October, 2019
Ms FORREST question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
With regard to Housing Tasmania’s current property maintenance schedule and backlog:
What has the total cost of outstanding maintenance for each of the last five years;
What is the current full cost of the outstanding maintenance required on Housing Tasmania properties;
How many properties have been awaiting maintenance for;
Up to one month;
One to three months;
Three to six months;
Six to twelve months;
Twelve to eighteen months;
Eighteen months to two years; and
Longer than two years?
What maintenance is required on properties currently tenanted; and
How many properties require maintenance to enable them to be re-tenanted?
The total cost of deferred maintenance liability has been reducing each year for the past five years. In 2015, it was $90 million; in 2016, it was $85.5 million; in 2017, it was $85 million; in 2018, it was $73 million and currently (in 2019), the maintenance liability has dropped to $60 million.
The total cost of outstanding maintenance work orders is $437,605.78.
The Government is pleased to report that of the outstanding maintenance work, there are no properties that have been awaiting maintenance by more than a year and only one property that is longer than six months but less than a year. There are 18 properties that have been awaiting maintenance for between three and six months and 76 properties between one and three months. There are 131 properties that have been awaiting maintenance under a month. All up this totals 226 households that are waiting for maintenance.
The above refers to all of the outstanding maintenance required on tenanted properties.
As at 19th September, there are 32 properties across the state that are in various stages of turnaround to allow re-tenanting. This is consistent with our high occupancy rate in Social Housing which was 99.2% at the end of August.