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this exciting new initiative. The next step will be identifying sites out at Ginninderry. NHFIC is currently working on and developing, as well as refining, the funding model, and I am really looking forward to seeing this program develop over the coming year.

MS ORR: Minister, how does this program support the government’s broader efforts to provide more affordable housing?

MS BERRY: Thank you for the supplementary question. As part of the housing strategy, the ACT government has committed to releasing 15 per cent to the land release program for social, community and affordable housing. This target ensures that land is released for public housing growth and renewal, land is reserved for community housing, and homes are available for eligible first-home buyers at specific affordable price points. This target has been met or exceeded every year since the release of the housing strategy. In 2021 the SLA continued to release land to support the ACT government’s housing targets for affordable public and community housing. Sites for a total of 345 dwellings were released, against a target of 302 dwellings.

Late last year the SLA began market-sounding exercises for bringing build-to-rent to Canberra, which will offer even more affordable housing options. This government will continue to work to deliver on its housing commitments and to create a more inclusive environment and neighbourhoods for people to live in.

Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Reports—2020-2021—

Community Services Directorate—Corrigendum, dated February 2022.

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate—Corrigendum, dated February 2022.

Canberra Urban Lakes and Ponds—Land Management Plan, dated February 2022.

Climate targets and commitments—Resolution of the Assembly of 11 November 2021—Copies of letters to the—

Leader of the Australian Labor Party from the Chief Minister, dated 17 January 2022.

Federal Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions from Mr Rattenbury (Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction), dated 6 January 2022.

Coroners Act—

Pursuant to subsection 57(4)—Report of Coroner—Inquest into the death of “Passenger H”—

Report, dated 2 August 2021.

Government response, dated February 2022.

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