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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 303..


Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Housing is undertaking further analysis of its costs compared to other jurisdictions to indicate areas where efficiencies and cost savings can be made. Comparisons are also being examined regarding revenue options.

(2) Alternate funding sources are continually being examined within the overall constraints and context of the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement.

Housing ACT-full market renters

(Question No 816)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 December 2005:

(1) How many, in terms of numbers rather than percentage, full market renters are there in the public housing system;

(2) How many full market renters in terms of numbers have not received a rental rebate in the last three years;

(3) What percentage of full market renters in public housing maintain ongoing incomes above $50 000, and (b) $80 000;

(4) What is the estimated market value of all properties owned by Housing ACT that are occupied by full market renters.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) 1,555 as at 16 December 2005;

(2) 820;

(3) There is no requirement for tenants, once they are housed, to supply their income details unless they apply for a rental rebate. Therefore, Housing ACT has no current information on the income of those tenants that have not applied for a rebate;

(4) $412.321m.

Disability ACT-audits

(Question No 817)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 December 2005:

(1) What forms of audits has Disability ACT conducted to gauge the levels of disability services it provides that match the specific needs of its clientele;

(2) What components of service delivery areas of Disability ACT have undergone an audit.


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