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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 October 2018) . . Page.. 4443 ..


The commitment to set aside 15 per cent of land release encompasses both in-fill and greenfield sites. This commitment means that we can deliver different types of housing to support low income and disadvantaged Canberrans while also meeting the future growth and housing needs of our city. This government is also helping renters and we have strengthened protections in helping tenants to make rentals their home.

We are a growing city and the government is working to make Canberra a vibrant and more inclusive city. The housing strategy is making investments that will benefit all Canberrans. It stands in the proud tradition of Labor governments. Out Labor government will invest $100 million in public housing over the next five years and deliver at least 200 new homes and the renewal of a further 1000 homes.

We do not just talk and posture about helping our most disadvantage; we act and we invest to build more inclusive communities that provide opportunities for all. We listen to what our community is telling us, including the delivery of mixed use of housing types and choices for Canberrans.

This strategy is wide-ranging and diverse, and I encourage every Canberran to take a look at the housing strategy website at www.act.gov.au/homes/housing and see what this strategy has to offer for you. The strategy has some very strategic vision. The strategy will encourage and promote a housing market that meets the diverse and changing needs of the Canberra community and enables a sustainable supply of housing for individuals and families at all income levels.

The goals and objectives are very clear: provide an equitable, diverse, and sustainable supply of housing for the community; provide land and housing development opportunities to meet demand; set a 15 per cent target for social and affordable housing; maintain a healthy land and housing development pipeline; provide a diverse mix of housing types and choice; facilitate innovative design and delivery mechanisms; and encourage well-designed, environmentally sustainable and accessible housing.

The goals on reducing homelessness are: build strong ACT government community sector partnerships to effectively address homelessness in the ACT; intervene early and reduce intergenerational impacts of homelessness; address gaps in our service system and respond to new and emerging groups vulnerable to homelessness; improve pathways out of homelessness; develop a strong and sustainable homelessness services sector supported to enhance workforce and organisation capability; establish an integrated and coordinated human services system across ACT government; strengthen social housing assistance to grow and renew social housing to better meet demand; build a range of housing options designed to meet a diverse and contemporary tenant need; develop a tenancy service that focuses on client outcomes and responds to individual needs; and provide a better customer experience through a modern and digital service platform for current and future tenants.

We are also increasing affordable rental housing to: grow and diversify the community housing sector; grow the supply of affordable private rental properties; strengthen rights and protections for tenants; and provide targeted advice and support


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