Community Housing

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.