Department of the Legislative Assembly

Territory Housing, Stock, Rentals and Sales

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS
11th Assembly


27/04/2010

161. Territory Housing, Stock, Rentals and Sales

Mr Giles to MINISTER for Public and Affordable Housing

QUESTION
    1. As of 22 April 2010:
        (a) how many Territory Housing properties, by postcode location, are occupied by residents who are employees or consultants to:
            (i) agents of government;
            (ii) non-government agencies; and
            (iii) shire councils.
        (b) for each of the properties occupied by these residents, what is:
            (i) the average market rent; and
            (ii) the average actual rent collected.
    2. For all the Territory stock of public housing:
        (a) please provide a list of acquisitions and sales of all Territory Housing properties by date and location, book value for each disposed of property and sale price of each property for the years 2001 to 2009 inclusive.

        (b) where did the proceeds of all sales go; and
        (c) if funds from sales where retained by Territory Housing please identify the amount that was retained in each of the years 2001 to 2009.
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ANSWER


Answered on 15/07/2010
    Mr Giles to Minister for Public and Affordable Housing;
    Territory Housing, Stock, Rentals and Sales


    1. As of 22 April 2010:
        (a) how many Territory Housing properties, by postcode location, are occupied by residents who are employees or consultants to:
            (i) agents of government;
            (ii) non-government agencies; and
            (iii) shire councils.
        (b) for each of the properties occupied by these residents, what is:
            (i) the average market rent; and
            (ii) the average actual rent collected.
    2. For all the Territory stock of public housing:
        (a) please provide a list of acquisitions and sales of all Territory Housing properties by date and location, book value for each disposed of property and sale price of each property for the years 2001 to 2009 inclusive.

        (b) where did the proceeds of all sales go; and
        (c) if funds from sales where retained by Territory Housing please identify the amount that was retained in each of the years 2001 to 2009.


    ANSWERNo. 161

    1. (a) An applicant’s employer may become known through the proof of income process but these details are not retained on the database. The identity of an applicant’s employer is irrelevant to whether someone receives a tenancy.
          (b) Section 23 of the Housing Act states that the Minister for Housing may determine the rent to be paid on public housing dwellings. This determination follows an annual review of market rents with reference to an independent report produced by the Australian Valuation Office. Territory Housing charge rent per household based on the gross household income, however this will vary if Commonwealth rental subsidies are applicable.

    2. (a) Records currently indicate that a total of 764 public housing dwellings were sold from July 2001 to June 2009 (see Table 1). This compares to the 2036 public housing dwellings sold between July 1995 to June 2001.


          (b&c) All funds generated from the sale of public housing are reinvested in public housing through the construction of new dwellings and redevelopment, upgrade or maintenance of existing properties. Over the last nine years, more then $286 million has been invested in public housing across the Territory. This is almost double the proceeds from the sale of public housing properties over the same period (see table 2).
          By way of comparison, the previous Government sold $248.2 million in housing stock from 1995-96 to 2000-01 and only reinvested $128.5 million back into public housing (see Table 3).

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