Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 6 Hansard (14 May) . .
• Participating in the National Rental Affordability scheme (NRAS).
The ACT secured incentives for a total of 2,446 dwellings.
• Establishing of Community Housing Canberra (CHC) as a not-for-profit entity independent of government. CHC has delivered 367 homes for affordable rental as at December quarter 2014.
• Reducing land tax on rental properties with an average unimproved land value between $75,000 and $390,000, to improve the supply of standalone houses and units available for rent.
Since 2011-12 the overall number of both standalone houses and units available for rental in the ACT has increased by 3,894.
(2) Reduce the rental costs for low to moderate income households in the ACT.
As outlined above, the ACT has implemented a number of measures to reduce the rental costs for low to moderate income households by improving the supply of affordable rental properties.
(3) Encourage large-scale investment and innovative delivery of affordable rental housing in the ACT.
The ACT has encouraged further institutional investment in affordable rental properties participating in the National Rental Affordability Scheme.
As part of the NRAS, the ACT secured incentives for a total of 2,446 dwellings.
The ACT currently has a total of 1,322 properties operating under the NRAS. Of these, around 947 have been delivered through the ANU, 226 through CHC and 174 through the University of Canberra. Around 25 properties are no longer subsidised.
The average weekly rent paid by those in NRAS properties is $290, with a subsidy of $128 provided. The total annual value of the subsidy in NRAS properties is currently $8.9 million.
Questions without notice taken on notice
Mr Corbell (in reply to a question by Mr Wall on Thursday, 7 May 2015): The fertility control research project will cost $530 000 over two years. This figure includes the cost of a Senior Fauna Ecologist, a Research Officer as well as materials and equipment to carry out the research.
The Territory and Municipal Services Directorate 2014 conservation cull was delivered at a cost of $365 678. This figure includes the cost of a program co-ordinator, staff overtime costs, contractor costs and incidental costs associated with delivery of the program.
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