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Question Without Notice No. 378 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 June 2010 by Hon LYNN MacLAREN
Question directed to: Housing
Parliament: 38 Session: 1
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING — NOT-FOR-DIVIDEND HOUSING COMPANY
378. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Housing:
(1) Does the Department of Housing intend to transfer the title of some of its properties to community housing organisations; and, if so, what is the time frame for doing so?
(2) Does the department intend to create a not-for-profit housing company?
(3) Has the department budgeted creation of a not-for-profit housing company; and, if so, how much has it budgeted?
Hon NORMAN MOORE replied:
I thank the member for some notice of this question.
(1) Yes, by the end of December 2010 to early 2011.
(2) The merits of establishing a not-for-dividend housing company are currently under consideration by the government, in line with the recommendation of the Social Housing Taskforce.