Page 3197 - Week 10 - Tuesday, 18 October 2022

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MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Berry, resume your seat.

Ms Lee: Madam Speaker, the question was, very specifically: why didn’t the SLA meet its target for the release of single residential blocks in the 2021-22 financial year? I understand that the minister is going through various reasons why it could happen, but the question was very specifically about that financial year.

MADAM SPEAKER: If you could go to that point in the minute you have remaining, Ms Berry.

MS BERRY: Madam Speaker, I did say that I would take the detail of that question on notice and did suggest that there were a range of reasons, which I would provide.

Mr Hanson: Obviously there are reasons. We just want to know what they are.

MS BERRY: Yes, and I will tell you.

Mr Hanson: Well, you didn’t.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, your colleague has the floor.

Mr Hanson: Sorry, Madam Speaker.

MS LEE: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Minister, why has the Suburban Land Agency’s target for single blocks been revised to 799 for the 2022-23 financial year, down from 850 for the same period in last year’s indicative land release program?

MS BERRY: Again, I will take the detail of that on notice because there will be a range of reasons. For each of those different kinds of reasons, it would best if I brought that back to the Assembly so that there is the proper detail to respond to that question.

MR CAIN: Minister, will the Suburban Land Agency hit its land release target for single blocks this year?

MS BERRY: That is a bit of a hypothetical as well. It will definitely set the target and aim to meet that target. However, things can occur that mean that the target cannot be met. Weather can impact on the target. ACAT hearings and disputes from neighbours can impact on targets as well. So I refer the member to my previous answers.

Suburban Land Agency—sales

MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development. Minister, the target land release for multi-unit dwellings in last year’s Indicative Land Release Program for 2021-22 was 4,106 dwellings. However, the SLA’s annual report for 2021-22 does not provide a figure on the land released for multi-unit dwellings for the financial year. How much land was released by the Suburban Land Agency in 2021-22 for multi-unit dwellings, and did it hit the target of 4,106?

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